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Jonathan Casillas

Jonathan Casillas
Casillas at the 2010 Super Bowl parade in New Orleans
No. 52     New England Patriots
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 in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Tackles 154
Sacks 3.0
INTs 0
Stats at

Jonathan Casillas (born June 3, 1987) is an American football linebacker of Afro-Puerto Rican descent who currently plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played high school football at New Brunswick High School and college football at Wisconsin.

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 resigned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal.

New England Patriots

Casillas, along with a 2015 6th round draft pick, was traded to the New England Patriots on October 28, 2014 for the Patriot's 2015 5th round draft pick.


  1. ^ Will the Saints Find Gold in the 2009 Undrafted Free Agents Class?
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Saints Coach’s Pair of Bold Bets: One Miss, One Turning Point", New York Times, Joe LaPointe February 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Casillas out for the season", The Times-Picayune, September 04, 2010.
  5. ^ Jonathan Casillas makes the jump from Saints to Bucs
  6. ^ "Bucs place Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve",, December 4, 2013.

External links

  • New Orleans Saints bio
  • Wisconsin Badgers bio
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