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Jonathan Casillas
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Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey
Career information
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*New Orleans Saints ( 2009 2012)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIV, XLIX)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles     385
Sacks     6.5
Forced fumbles     3
Fumble recoveries     2
Interceptions     1
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Casillas (born June 3, 1987) is an American football linebacker currently a free agent. He played high school football at New Brunswick High School and college football at Wisconsin. He is of Puerto Rican and African-American ancestry.

College careerEdit

He played college football at Wisconsin.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 238 lb 4.50 s 24 reps

New Orleans SaintsEdit

He went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, but was later signed as a free agent.[1] Casillas was coming off surgery from a knee injury and was only a participant in the bench press at the NFL Combine.

In Super Bowl XLIV, he was officially credited with recovering the Saints's third-quarter onside kick to start the second half en route to their 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.[2][3]

Casillas was expected to take over as the Saints' starting weakside linebacker for the 2010 season. However, he suffered a foot injury during the last game of the preseason, and he was placed on the injured reserve list, ending his 2010 season.[4]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Casillas signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2013.[5] He played in 12 games before being placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury.[6] On March 7, 2014, Casillas re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal.

New England PatriotsEdit

Casillas, along with a 2015 sixth-round draft pick, was traded to the New England Patriots on October 28, 2014, for the Patriots' 2015 fifth-round draft pick. On February 1, 2015, he won his second Super Bowl ring when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 28–24, in Super Bowl XLIX.

New York GiantsEdit

On March 10, 2015, Casillas signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the New York Giants.[7][8] Signed as a special teamer, Casillas emerged as a starter for the Giants midway through the 2015 season.

In 2016, Casillas played in all 16 games with 15 starts, recording a career-high 96 tackles.

In 2017, Casillas started eight games before being placed on injured reserve on December 6, 2017 after battling wrist and neck injuries.[9]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:Super Bowl XLIX

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