Jonathan Casillas

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Jonathan Casillas
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Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-03) June 3, 1987 (age 31)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: New Brunswick (NJ)
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 385
Sacks: 6.5
Forced fumbles: 3
Fumble recoveries: 2
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

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 career[edit]

He played college football at Wisconsin.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

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 Buccaneers[edit]

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 Patriots[edit]

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[edit]

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]


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