Luke Kuechly made 11 tackles in the Panthers victory over the Lions
Holds the record for career starts at Boston College with 54... Associated Press Third Team All-American, All-ACC first team honoree...National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete...finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award...named to Lindy's preseason All-America first team and the Playboy Preseason All-America team.
Team captain...started all 13 games at left tackle...blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranks 16th nationally...the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games...BC ranks 51st in the country in tackles for loss allowed (6.15).
Started every game at left tackle for the second-straight year and has started every game since arriving on campus in 2007 (41 games)...SI.com All-America honorable mention...All-ACC first-team selection and named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic District 1 first team...BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)...blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457)...the line helped Harris record eight 100-yard games...recipient of The Anne and Gerald B. Healy Scholarship for Academic Excellence...one of the team's top performers in the classroom, he hopes someday to conduct cancer research...recipient of the Anne and Gerald B. Healy Scholarship for Academics.
Made the move from right tackle to left tackle where he started all 14 games...College Football News All-Sophomore first-team selection...All-ACC second-team selection...BC ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69)...the line only allowed 21 sacks with a pair of first-year starting quarterbacks behind them...paved the way for true freshman TB Montel Harris to break BC freshman records with 900 rushing yards and five 100-yard performances...Harris and classmate Josh Haden were the second-most prolific true freshman backfield in the country, averaging 106 yards a game.
First true freshman to start on the BC offensive line in 10 years...named to the Sporting News 2007 All-ACC Freshman Team...helped pave the way for the Eagles' 5,924 yards in total offense...helped hold opponents to only 61 tackles-for-loss (fifth in the nation) and 22 sacks...also supported Matt Ryan in his record-setting year...recorded the first tackle of his career against Army.
Played the 2006 season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia ... was a two-way tackle for the Blue Devils; also saw action at tight end ... played for Fork Union coach John Shuman ... earned 2005 All-Area honors from the Daily Herald as an offensive tackle/defensive tackle at Lake Zurich ... also captured All-North Suburban Conference accolades as a senior ... played for head coach Mike DiMatteo ... also played for the Bears' basketball and track and field teams; earned All-Conference honors in the discus.
Anthony Salvatore Castonzo, born August 9, 1988 ... enrolled as a biochemistry major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... a fine student who was an Illinois State Scholar ... Anthony is the youngest of Shari and Bill Castonzo's four children.