2006: Number-two nationally with 165 total tackles...A second-team All-WAC selection...Twice, the WAC’s ‘Defensive Player of the Week’...Defensive Most Valuable Player of the New Mexico Bowl after his 18-tackle, two forced fumble effort ...Named to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl Team...
2005: Finished second on the team with 91 tackles, including eight tackles for loss...Recorded season-high 13 tackles twice: vs. New Mexico State and at Utah State. Castelo started the season’s final four games... Averaged 6.5 tackles per game in his four starts...
But most importantly to any Filipino family:
Business management major...2004 academic All-WAC selection
Sports Illustrated scouting report on Castelo
Castelo is an intense defender with a special teams mentality who excels in pursuit of the action. Could find a home in a one-gap system where he is free to roam.
He went undrafted but was picked up by Seattle Seahawks. Castelo was sidelined with a knee injury and the team released him (August 11). According to Scout.com, Matt's knee injury prevented him from participating in team's practices - that's the reason why he was cut.
Unlike other College American Football players he has a great academic record to fall back on. Although, I don't discount him making a comeback. Once his injury is healed, he could try out again. I want to see more Filipinos playing in the NFL.
Roman Gabriel the 1969 NFL MVP and four-time Pro-Bowl player is a Filipino also - more on him later.
Eugene Amano - foxsports.com