2013 (15-15): David DeCastro started 15 games at RG…inactive due to a right ankle injury 11/3 at New England.
2012 (4-3): David DeCastro appeared in four games at RG and started three of them...activated from the Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on November 26, 2012…placed on the Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on September 7, 2012 due to a knee injury suffered during the preseason…12/2 at Baltimore: Dressed but did not play…12/9 vs. San Diego: Saw action on special teams in his first career game…12/16 at Dallas: Started at RG for the first time in his career…helped block for a Steelers’ offense to gain 388 net yards…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Started at RG for the second consecutive contest…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Made his third straight start at RG but left the game in the second quarter with a stinger and did not return.
COLLEGE: David DeCastro started all 39 games at right guard…finished his career with 316 knockdowns, 68 touchdown-resulting blocks and a blocking consistency grade of 91.63%...grade of 96.88% in 2011 was the highest mark by any offensive lineman (since consistency grades were kept in 1985) in Pac-12 Conference history…named a first-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sporting News, American Football Coaches Association and Football Writers Association, and was an All-Pac 12 first-team selection in 2011…named a second-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report in 2010 and earned All-Pac 10 Conference honors…earned All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention honors in 2009…majored in management, science and engineering. 2011: Was a first-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sporting News, American Football Coaches Association and Football Writers Association…named National Blocker of the Year by The NFL Draft Report, setting the conference season-record with a 96.88% grade for blocking consistency…the All-Pac 12 Conference first-team choice and Outland Trophy finalist registered career-bests with 31 touchdown-resulting blocks (second-highest in the major college ranks) while recording 138 knockdowns…behind his stellar blocking, the front wall allowed just 11 quarterback sacks, but none were charged to him…held his blocking assignments to a nation-low total of 14 tackles (six solos), no sacks, no pressures and no stops behind the line of scrimmage…had at least 10 knockdowns in nine games and received a perfect grade for blocking consistency (100%) twice (vs. Colorado and Washington). 2010: Was a second-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report, as he set a then school season-record with a blocking consistency grade of 90.15% while starting all thirteen games at right guard…received All-Pac 10 Conference accolades…was part of an offensive line that ranked second in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (six)…recorded 99 knockdowns and 20 touchdown-resulting blocks…helped pave the way for a Stanford rushing attack to rank 17th in the nation with an average of 213.77 yards and amass the second-highest rushing total (2,779) in school history...one of five players to earn the Frank Rehm Award for outstanding play in the Big Game vs. California…provided stellar pass protection as the Cardinal finished 14th in the nation in total offense (472.46 ypg) and ninth in scoring (40.31 ppg). 2009: Took over right guard duties, starting every game and was named an All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention…graded 87.72% for blocking consistency, producing 17 touchdown-resulting blocks for a rushing attack that placed 11th nationally (218.23 ypg)…added 79 knockdowns as the team averaged 427.62 yards per game in total offense and ranked 11th in the major college ranks in scoring (35.46 ppg). 2008: Did not see action, retaining freshman eligibility.
PERSONAL: David DeCastro attended Bellevue High School (Bellevue, Wash.)…was an all-state performer on the offensive line, and ranked third in the nation among centers, according to Scout.com…ESPN rated the lineman as the nation’s seventh-best center, while Rivals.com had him ranked 11th…Super Prep rated him the third-best overall prospect in the state of Washington, with Scout.com and Rivals.com placing him sixth overall in the state…the Super Prep All-American added all-state honors and was the recipient of the King County Lineman of the Year Award as a senior…helped lead his team to the state title his junior season…went on to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Game following his senior season…also competed in track, throwing shot put, an event where he captured the 2008 Washington State 3A champion with a throw of 59-3…also won the district (58-4) and the King County 3A League (58-1 ½) titles, as well…graduated with a 4.06 grade point average…son of Jennifer and Colin DeCastro…both parents are from South Africa…His father and his maternal grandfather played rugby for the University of Cape Town…Full name: David William DeCastro.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 at Heinz Field.
The top photos of Guard David DeCastro throughout 2014 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the New Orleans Saints in Week 13 at Heinz Field.
David DeCastro helps support our troops overseas by taking part in a USO tour.
The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field in Week 2 of the 2014 Preseason.
Steelers guard David DeCastro spoke about last years match up against the Bengals, their defensive line and getting Ben back.
Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that the team will proceed with the assumption that Landry Jones is their quarterback this week.
Go around the Steelers locker room following their 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.
This week, Steelers offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum talks with teammate David DeCastro about what he does to stay healthy and in shape all year long.