Next up in our Hall of Fame induction week is offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo, a player who truly embodied BC’s spirit of O-Line U in his three years as an Eagle.
Anthony Castonzo played for four seasons at BC, from 2007 through 2010. Castonzo became the first true freshman to start for BC in a decade and he was immediately an impact player, making the ACC All-Freshman team in 2007 as a part of the team’s remarkable season that saw them ranked as high as #2 in the nation. In the years following, Castonzo only improved, taking home second team All-ACC honors in 2008 before making the first team in both his junior and senior season.
Castonzo set a new record during his time at BC with 54 starts and was a picture of consistency in his time as an Eagle. He was also a Rhodes Scholar nominee in 2010 before being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
Since leaving BC for the NFL, Castonzo has been a mainstay on the Colts’ offensive line, starting 132 of a potential 144 games over the past nine seasons. He even managed to get on the scoreboard at one point, when he caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck in the 2014 season. Castonzo recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Colts worth $33 million after he reportedly spent some time considering retirement, after what many believed to be his best season in 2019, when he was named a Pro-Bowl alternate for the first time in his career.
There’s not a lot more to say about Castonzo, but if his resume doesn’t look all that impressive, I implore you to go back and look at some of his tape during his time as an Eagle. Castonzo was a force on some very good BC teams and was always worth watching despite not playing the most glamorous of positions.
Welcome to the BCI Hall of Fame Anthony Castonzo!