Jonathan Casillas

Jonathan Casillas

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Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
No. 52New York Giants
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-03) June 3, 1987
Place of birth: 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
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Tackles: 319
Sacks: 5.5
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Jonathan Casillas (born June 3, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). 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

He played college football at Wisconsin.

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

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 a third-quarter onside kick for the Saints 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

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

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.[7][8]


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