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Jonathan Casillas
OLB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
227
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
New Brunswick, NJ
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 55 138 90 48 3 0 5 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 5 9 5 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 12 35 23 12 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 NO 14 31 21 10 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 13 43 30 13 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 11 20 11 9 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 14, 2013, as an unrestricted free agent from New Orleans.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on May 4, 2009.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has played in 50 games with 12 starts, recording 136 tackles, six passes defensed, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and 28 special teams tackles.
  • Played in four postseason games with New Orleans, including Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Led New Orleans’ linebackers with 3.0 sacks in 2011.
  • Recorded his first career sack at Green Bay (9/8/11).
  • Had a career-high 11 tackles at Atlanta (11/13/11).
  • Made first career start against Tampa Bay (12/27/09).
  • Made NFL debut at Buffalo (9/27/09).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • In first season with Buccaneers, played in 12 games, with four starts, collecting 24 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. Also ranked second on team with nine special teams tackles.
  • Made Buccaneers debut at New York Jets (9/8), registering four tackles and a forced fumble on defense and one special teams tackle.
  • Recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Posted two tackles vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Led team with two special teams tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Started for the first time as a Buccaneer at Atlanta (10/20) and recorded one tackle for loss on defense and one tackle on special teams.
  • Started vs. Carolina (10/24) and recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
  • Started at Seattle (11/3), recording one tackle on defense and one on special teams.
  • Posted two tackles vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Registered four tackles and a pass defensed on defense and one tackle on special teams vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Recorded one pass defense at Detroit (11/24).
  • Collected season-high six tackles on defense and one on special teams at Carolina (12/1).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 4.

 

COLLEGE

  • Started 36-of-48 games at Wisconsin (2005-08), recording 246 tackles, five passes defensed, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three blocked punts, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
  • Was All-Big Ten honorable mention his final three years at Wisconsin.
  • As a senior, despite playing in only 10 games, he managed to record 62 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
  • Recorded a career-high 96 tackles, two forced fumbles, one pass defensed and one sack as a junior.
  • His sophomore season he tallied 83 tackles, four passes defensed, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He also had one interception and one blocked punt, both of which he returned for a touchdown.
  • Made an impact on special teams as a freshman, blocking two punts.
  • Majored in agricultural business management.

 

COMMUNITY

  • In June 2013, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In September 2013, helped host a Futbol Americano Celebration at Webb Middle School in celebration of the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month through football drills, salsa dancing, and Hispanic cultural music.
  • In October 2013, hosted a Celebrity Charity Monday Night Football Watch Party to benefit The Kids Charity of Tampa Bay.
  • In November 2013, visited Fairmount Park Elementary School to speak to students about the importance of staying active and healthy before leading children in fitness drills.
  • PERSONAL
  • Attended New Brunswick High School (New Brunswick, N.J.), receiving first-team All-State and All-County Defensive Player of the Year Honors in 2004.
  • Was an All-County selection in football, basketball and track.
  • Son of Flash Gordon and Luz Casillas.
  • Has one daughter, Jade.
  • Born Jonathan Casillas on June 3, 1987 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 14, 2013, as an unrestricted free agent from New Orleans.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on May 4, 2009.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has played in 50 games with 12 starts, recording 136 tackles, six passes defensed, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and 28 special teams tackles.
  • Played in four postseason games with New Orleans, including Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Led New Orleans’ linebackers with 3.0 sacks in 2011.
  • Recorded his first career sack at Green Bay (9/8/11).
  • Had a career-high 11 tackles at Atlanta (11/13/11).
  • Made first career start against Tampa Bay (12/27/09).
  • Made NFL debut at Buffalo (9/27/09).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • In first season with Buccaneers, played in 12 games, with four starts, collecting 24 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. Also ranked second on team with nine special teams tackles.
  • Made Buccaneers debut at New York Jets (9/8), registering four tackles and a forced fumble on defense and one special teams tackle.
  • Recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Posted two tackles vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Led team with two special teams tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Started for the first time as a Buccaneer at Atlanta (10/20) and recorded one tackle for loss on defense and one tackle on special teams.
  • Started vs. Carolina (10/24) and recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
  • Started at Seattle (11/3), recording one tackle on defense and one on special teams.
  • Posted two tackles vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Registered four tackles and a pass defensed on defense and one tackle on special teams vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Recorded one pass defense at Detroit (11/24).
  • Collected season-high six tackles on defense and one on special teams at Carolina (12/1).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 4.

 

COLLEGE

  • Started 36-of-48 games at Wisconsin (2005-08), recording 246 tackles, five passes defensed, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three blocked punts, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
  • Was All-Big Ten honorable mention his final three years at Wisconsin.
  • As a senior, despite playing in only 10 games, he managed to record 62 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
  • Recorded a career-high 96 tackles, two forced fumbles, one pass defensed and one sack as a junior.
  • His sophomore season he tallied 83 tackles, four passes defensed, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He also had one interception and one blocked punt, both of which he returned for a touchdown.
  • Made an impact on special teams as a freshman, blocking two punts.
  • Majored in agricultural business management.

 

COMMUNITY

  • In June 2013, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In September 2013, helped host a Futbol Americano Celebration at Webb Middle School in celebration of the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month through football drills, salsa dancing, and Hispanic cultural music.
  • In October 2013, hosted a Celebrity Charity Monday Night Football Watch Party to benefit The Kids Charity of Tampa Bay.
  • In November 2013, visited Fairmount Park Elementary School to speak to students about the importance of staying active and healthy before leading children in fitness drills.
  • PERSONAL
  • Attended New Brunswick High School (New Brunswick, N.J.), receiving first-team All-State and All-County Defensive Player of the Year Honors in 2004.
  • Was an All-County selection in football, basketball and track.
  • Son of Flash Gordon and Luz Casillas.
  • Has one daughter, Jade.
  • Born Jonathan Casillas on June 3, 1987 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
 

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