L.J. Castile
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Castile is tackled during a game against Air Force.
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: La Marque, Texas
Career information
College: Delta State
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans VooDoo (2011)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     236
Yards     2,983
Touchdowns     72
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Le'Nard Damon Castile, Jr (born September 7, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League (NAL). He was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo after going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Delta State University.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Born the son of Pamela D. Castile, L.J. attended La Marque High School in La Marque, Texas. He was listed as an All-Region selection by Prep Star magazine, and a three-star recruit and ranked as the No. 47 quarterback by Scout.com.[1] Picked up a three-star ranking by Rivals.com.[2] He was a member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 list and selected to the State 100 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Helped lead the team to a 13-1 record and a Regional Championship. He won district 23-4A MVP and also Player of the Year. He was selected by Galveston Daily News to its All-Country First Team. Threw for 1,155 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 718 yards and 11 scores as a senior. Completed 93 of 179 passes for 1,200 yards and 6 touchdowns and had 90 rushes for 387 yards as a junior. Also lettered in basketball and was ’04-’05 Co-MVP and won the Dennis Rodman Award.[3]

College career[edit | edit source]

Houston[edit | edit source]

Castile continued his athletic career at the University of Houston. His first year, he redshirted, then he lettered three seasons (’07-’09). Made collegiate debut against the Oregon Ducks in ’07. For his career with the Cougars, had 60 receptions for 854 yards and 16 touchdowns, while accounting for three blocked kicks

Delta State[edit | edit source]

In 2010, Castile transferred to Delta State University. There he helped lead the Statesmen to the NCAA Division II National Championship game by leading the Statesmen receiving corps in all categories with 67 catches for 900 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had many long receptions for big gains including a long of 56 for an overall average 13.4. Also rushed on reverse sweeps three times for 28 yards. Threw one pass for 38 yards versus Ouachita Baptist. Had nine catches for 89 yards and three touchdowns versus West Alabama, including the game-winner with nineteen seconds remaining. Pulled down seven catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in the championship game. Named First Team All-Gulf South Conference. First Team Daktronics All Super Regional Team. Third Team Don Hansen All-Super Region II team selection. Impressed scouts at the Cactus Bowl with 3 receptions for 122 yards and a score.[4]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

New Orleans VooDoo[edit | edit source]

Signed with the New Orleans VooDoo on June 21, 2011.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

Signed with the Cleveland Browns for training camp.[6]

Utah Blaze[edit | edit source]

Castile has signed with the Utah Blaze for the 2013 season.

Return to New Orleans VooDoo[edit | edit source]

On May 15, 2013, The Blaze traded Castile to the New Orleans VooDoo, along with Bryce Tennison, for future considerations.[7]

Chicago Slaughter[edit | edit source]

On December 5, 2013, Castile signed with the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). When the Slaughter folded, he re-joined the VooDoo.

Los Angeles KISS[edit | edit source]

On June 19, 2014, Castile was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations.[8] On July 16, 2015, Castile was activated by the KISS.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit | edit source]

Castile was signed to the Ottawa Redblacks practice roster on September 29, 2014.[9] On June 5, 2015, Castile was released.

Jacksonville Sharks[edit | edit source]

On March 10, 2016, Castile was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks. On March 25, 2016, Castile was placed on recallable reassignment.

Bloomington Edge[edit | edit source]

On October 31, 2016, Castile was assigned to the Bloomington Edge. He was released on April 5, 2017.

Washington Valor[edit | edit source]

On June 1, 2017, Castile was assigned to the Washington Valor. On July 7, 2017, Castile was placed on reassignment. On July 12, 2017, Castile was placed on league suspension.

Georgia Doom[edit | edit source]

Castile signed with the Georgia Doom for the 2018 season.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Scout.com Bio - L.J. Castile
  2. Rivals.com Bio - L.J. Castile
  3. University of Houston Bio - L.J. Castile Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  4. Delta State Bio - L.J. Castile
  5. New Orleans VooDoo Bio - L.J. Castile Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  6. List OF Former Coogs To Sign UDFA Deals Up To Four
  7. "VooDoo Welcome LJ Castile Back to the Graveyard". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. May 16, 2013. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4595551. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  8. Gary Estwick (June 22, 2014). "L.J. Castille no longer with VooDoo". theadvocate.com. Capital City Press LLC. http://theadvocate.com/sports/generalsports/9515253-123/lj-castille-no-longer-with. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  9. "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on June 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150605144359/http://www.cfl.ca/page/transactions. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  10. "Doom Sign Explosive Receiver LJ Castile". americanarenaleague.com. http://americanarenaleague.com/index.php/teams/georgia-doom/48-georgia-doom/180/doom-sign-explosive-receiver-lj-castile. Retrieved December 30, 2017.

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