Jonathan Casillas
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Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
No. 52, 54
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 37)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:New Brunswick (NJ)
College:Wisconsin
Undrafted:2009
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:385
Sacks:6.5
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:1
Player stats at PFR

Jonathan Casillas (born June 3, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. 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 career

Casillas played college football at Wisconsin.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash Bench press
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
238 lb
(108 kg)
4.50 s 24 reps
All values from NFL combine[1]

New Orleans Saints

He went undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, but was later signed as a free agent.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

New England Patriots

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 Giants

On March 10, 2015, Casillas signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the New York Giants.[8][9] 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.[10]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2009 NOR 11 2 20 11 9 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NOR 13 5 43 30 13 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012 NOR 14 1 31 21 10 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
2013 TAM 12 4 35 23 12 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
2014 TAM 5 3 9 5 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NWE 8 3 28 19 9 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2015 NYG 15 7 88 67 21 2.0 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2016 NYG 16 15 96 62 34 1.5 5 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0
2017 NYG 8 8 35 25 10 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
102 48 385 263 122 6.5 21 1 0 0 0 19 3 2 0 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2009 NOR 3 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NOR 1 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NWE 3 0 3 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NYG 1 1 11 7 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 1 17 10 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "NFL Combine Results: Jonathan Casillas". NFL.com. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Will the Saints Find Gold in the 2009 Undrafted Free Agents Class?
  3. ^ "New Orleans 31 - 17 Indianapolis: Final | 2010-02-07 | National Football League | Yahoo! Sports".
  4. ^ "Saints Coach’s Pair of Bold Bets: One Miss, One Turning Point", The New York Times, Joe LaPointe February 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Casillas out for the season", The Times-Picayune, September 4, 2010.
  6. ^ Jonathan Casillas makes the jump from Saints to Bucs
  7. ^ "Bucs place Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve", Profootballtalk.com, December 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "Linebacker Jonathan Casillas signs four-year deal with Giants". nj.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (March 11, 2015). "Giants sign RB Shane Vereen; announce Free Agent signings". Giants.com. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Giants' injury news: LB Jonathan Casillas to IR, WR Darius Powe promoted". BigBlueView.com. December 6, 2017.