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63   David Castillo
David Castillo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palm Beach, FL

High School:
Palm Beach Gardens

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 304

Position:
C

Birthdate:
12/08/1981


Senior Year (2005): Veteran who the coaches counted on to make the proper calls at the line of scrimmage...a three-year starter at center...known for his leadership skills on and off of the football field...played in 11 games, starting all of them...missed the Citadel and Boston College games due to a foot injury which required surgery but returned in time for the Syracuse game...was named a 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic second team All-American...one of just two players from the ACC to be honored...a 2005 National Football Foundation $18,000 postgraduate scholarship winner as a finalist for the Draddy Trophy billed as the "Academic Heisman"...earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and is currently working on a second degree in dietetics...while working on his second degree and playing football, he took the MCAT exam and plans to enter medical school in the fall of 2006...the second Florida State football player in the last 20 years (also David Palmer in 1987) to follow a pre-med curriculum.

Junior Year (2004): Started eight games while playing in 10 of the Seminoles' 12 games during the season...did not play in the season opener against Miami or the game against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl because of injury...Florida State ranked third in the ACC in total offense (372.50 yards per game), third in the ACC passing offense (210.50 ypg) and averaged more than 25 points scored per game.

Sophomore Year (2003): Started 12 of the 13 games at center while battling numerous injuries...voted All-ACC second team at center...missed his only start of the year at Virginia, but played the majority of the game...played most of the season with a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot...fracture was in the midfoot where a cluster of small bones form an arc...helped lead an offense that totaled 1,734 yards rushing...offense ranked among the ACC's top three in scoring and total offense.

Freshman Year (2002): Played in eight of Florida State's 14 games...earned his first career start against North Carolina and started three of the final four games of the season when senior Antoine Mirambeau was injured against Georgia Tech...started against Florida and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl...earned playing time for the first time against Virginia...also played against Duke, Louisville, Georgia Tech and NC State...Florida State averaged 160.3 yards rushing, 210 yards passing and 370.3 total yards in three games with Castillo as its starting center.

2001: A medical redshirt season...began the season listed as the second team center behind Antoine Mirambeau...suffered an injury early during preseason practice and did not play in any games.

2000: A medical redshirt season....earned a 3.9 grade point average in the classroom while sitting out the season because of his injuries.

High School: Graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 2000...named the district player of the year as an offensive lineman during his senior season...among the top run blockers in the state of Florida as a prep player...recorded 77 intimidations (pancakes) and helped Palm Beach Gardens rush for over 2,700 yards his senior season...played in the Florida/Georgia All-Star game...also competed in weightlifting and wrestling... selected Florida State over Kansas State, Colorado State, Indiana and Marshall.

Personal: Born December 8, 1981...has earned a degree in exercise science (fall of 2004) and is currently working on a second degree in dietetics...received a 3.5 grade point average in earning his first bachelor's degree...served an internship at the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in 2003.

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