Anthony Salvatore Castonzo is a born athlete who has successfully conquered his sport journey and has attained many achievements from the very beginning. Anthony Castonzo was born on August 9, 1988 to Bill Castonzo and his wife Shari Castonzo in Des Plaines, Illinois. He is a player of Indianapolis Colts as an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. In the 2011 NFL draft, he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 22nd pick in round 1.
His parents Bill and Shari have never missed a single game of Anthony, not even when his first game conflicted with their dream vacation to Italy on their 25th wedding anniversary. They have travelled all over plethora of cities and countries to watch their son play and setting off new records. After signing the $8 million rookie contract he immediately bought them the Italy vacation that they missed to attend his very first game. That shows that he is a player with a heart of gold.
Based on the career NFL statistics in 2016, Anthony has yet played 80 games with one touchdown of catching a pass from Andrew Luck that was 1-yard TD in the 2014 season. He even celebrated that achievement with a good one touchdown dance that was being shown in the media calling it a good one fat guy dance.
Education: Anthony attended Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Later then he went to Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia where he played as a two-way tackle for the Blue Devils. Meanwhile at the tight end spot he saw some action while playing under Coach John Shuman. He didn’t get any kind of major scholarship offers at the time he finished high school.
He further started his college life from Boston College with becoming its first true freshman starting on college offensive line. He also then made way simple for the Eagle’s 5,924 yards in total offense by shielding quarterback Matt Ryan at right tackle. Thereupon he received all ACC freshman honours in second team of ACC in 2008 and two times in its first team in 2009 and 2010 by the Sporting News. Also, the Football Writers Association of America awarded him the Freshman All-American honours.
Castonzo put up record for his career starts accompanied by 54 straight at Boston College. He was also a nominee of Rhodes Scholar in 2010.
Anthony Castonzo Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $32 Million US Dollars
Anthony Castonzo is enlisted on the list of the world’s top 100 highest paid athletes with a net worth of $32 million US dollars as of 2017. The offensive left tackle player cashed in with a four-year contract extension of $43.8 million with Indianapolis Colts. His pay out in the beginning in very first year was $22.5 million that includes a signing bonus worth $14 million, $4.5 million roster bonus and $4 million base.
Earlier his deal with Indianapolis Colts from 2013-2016 was worth of $19.6 million USD. Anthony is a part of Nike family that is his major sponsor. Apart from the field earnings, he has earned $35 thousand from endorsements.
This 79th most paid athlete has accomplished a lot in his success journey while being at the position of left offensive tackle in Indianapolis Colts. But still it’s now trending in his latest happenings that his viewers and fan followers are suggesting to Indianapolis Colts to let the player shift to right tackle for more successful game.
Well, it’s a formal decision of the team. Back in time, he also suffered with a wrenched in middle of his ligament in his right knee. But the star of Indianapolis proved his unmatchable distinctive attribute of being an iron man athlete by returning with complete athletic spirit after his knee injury.
This man deserves to be called as king of offensive tackle when it comes to Indianapolis Colts. He has been ‘man on the field’ in all his games and has played amazingly with making his performance better every next time. He has been on the line bright spot for the Colts on the line and has brought huge win for the team. May be that’s the reason for the team to consider him again to pick up in fifth year option in their recent agreement.