University of Iowa Athletics
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#29 Sebastian Castro

Height 5-11
Weight 207 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Oak Lawn, Ill.
High School Richards
Twitter @_slaporta
Sebastian Castro - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense . . . career-best three tackles, including two solo stops and one assist, at Maryland . . . first career forced fumble at Maryland led to Iowa recovery on kickoff return and an Iowa touchdown . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-7 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan, but had no staatistics . . . started at strong safety in 220-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, recording one solo tackle.

2020 – – Saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense.

2019 – – Redshirted . . . did not seen any game action.

High school honors – – Player of the Year by The Reporter and Daily Southtown as a senior . . . SSC Red Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Champaign News-Gazette as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference and all-area by the IHSFCA as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference and all-area for three straight years . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman as defensive back and quarterback . . . helped team post three-year record of 26-7, while advancing to state playoffs three straight seasons, including state semifinals as a senior . . . three-year defensive totals include 210 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, 11 interceptions, and seven pass break-ups . . . on offense completed 121-of-206 pass attempts for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing 161 times for 1,145 yards and 14 touchdowns . . . recorded 95 tackles and five interceptions as a senior, with five tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, and two recovered fumbles . . . on offense passed for 421 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 678 yards and nine touchdowns . . . 52 tackles as a junior, with two tackles for loss, two pass break-ups, and one caused and recovered fumble . . . on offense had 1,301 passing yards and 12 touchdowns and 467 rushing yards and five touchdowns . . . collected 63 tackles as a sophomore, with six interceptions, five tackles for loss, two caused fumbles, two pass break-ups, and two defensive touchdowns . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also lettered in track.

Personal – – Born 10/14/2000 . . . open major . . . mother is Ruby Gonzalez . . . high school coach was Tony Sheehan.