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Luis Castillo Q&A

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2385" target="_blank">Chargers.com</a>

    <img src="http://www.bolttalk.com/images/castillo02.jpg" class="left" alt="Luis Castillo" />The San Diego Chargers used their second of two first-round picks in the 2005 NFL Draft to select defensive lineman Luis Castillo from Northwestern University. Castillo has been very active in his first year with he Bolts, seeing action at defensive tackle in season opener against Dallas Cowboys and accounting for two tackles in first-career game, made first-career starts in Weeks 2-5 at left defensive end, season-high four stops against Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, helped hold the Philadelphia Eagles to 24 yards rushing one week after holding division rivals Oakland Raiders to 39 yards. Castillo took time out of his busy rookie schedule to answer several questions in a Chargers.com exclusive Q&A.

    <strong>First memory of the San Diego Chargers</strong>
    "The mini camp. It was the first time I was able to go out on the field and contribute to a great organization like the San Diego Chargers."

    <strong>How did it feel to run out on the field for the first time?</strong>
    "I look at the game against the Giants and it was incredibly exciting to run out of the field with the starting defense introductions. That was the coolest thing in the world."

    <strong>How has your life changed life since becoming a NFL player?</strong>
    "It really hasn't to be honest. I'm still laid back and doing the same things. I'm just enjoying my football career."
    If you were not a football player and could play another sport, what sport would you play?</strong>
    "I guess I would have to say baseball. I'm Dominican and that's what I'm supposed to be doing. I don't know how I got into football."

    "When you're here from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday, you go home and you sleep. That's about the only hobby I have right now, sleeping."

    <strong>One thing you want all fans to know about you?</strong>
    "Just that I lived in the Dominican and I've lived (in the U.S.) since I was five years old. All the struggles my family went through to get me to college and living in New Jersey. I'm fortunate to be here today."
    Most embarrassing football moment?</strong>
    "Probably my personal foul penalties against Drew Bledsoe and Eli Manning. One brought back an interception touchdown and one may have cost us the game."

    <strong>Mentor growing up?</strong>
    "My mother. The things she's done her whole life are incredible. She came from a little village in the Dominican Republic with no running water or electricity. Now she has a multi-million dollar company. She's definitely the greatest."
    Name one player other than a current teammate you wish you had the opportunity to play with?</strong>
    "Michael Strahan. He's a guy who has been around so long and knows how to play."

    <strong>Do you have a prediction of who will win the 2005 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year?</strong>
    "I have no idea. Probably the guy whose doing this interview. Luis Castillo. I like his chances."

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