Ranked second on team with seven receiving touchdowns... One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games... Hauled in a 22-yard touchdown catch against Northwestern State during the season opener... finished with two catches for 26 yards against the Demons... snared a 7-yard touchdown catch midway through the second quarter at C-USA rival UTEP... also blocked a UTEP extra point midway through the third quarter... capped the Cougars' scoring with a 7-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter at C-USA rival Tulane... finished with three catches for 26 yards against the Green Wave... blocked an extra point against C-USA rival SMU... blocked an extra point at Conference USA-rival UCF... recorded four catches for 38 yards , including a pair of touchdowns against C-USA rival Memphis... scored the Cougars' first points with a 7-yard touchdown early in the first quarter and added an 18-yard score early in the third quarter against the Tigers... led all players with six catches for 76 yards and added a 5-yard touchdown late in the first half against C-USA rival Rice. C-USA Championship Game: Snared a 6-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter to pull the Cougars to within 31-26 at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.
Appeared in all 13 games with starts at C-USA rival Rice and against Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl... posted five catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against Southern... hauled in a 22-yard tipped pass in the second quarter for his first score against the Jaguars... made a tremendous leaping catch over two defenders in the corner of the end zone for his final score... Recorded three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown at Oklahoma State... hauled in a 7-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys... caught a 3-yard touchdown and a 2-point conversion at Colorado State to pull the Cougars to within three points... finished with five catches for 60 yards against the Rams.. caught a 51-yard pass against C-USA rival UAB... posted three catches for 71 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown late in the first half, against No. 24 Tulsa... enjoyed a career day at Rice... hauled in five catches for 114 yards and three touchdowns against the Owls. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl:
Posted two catches for two yards against Air Force.
Competed in all 13 games with one start... made his collegiate debut against the Ducks... recorded his first reception for 21 yards at Conference USA rival Tulane... hauled in a 30-yard touchdown catch, the first of his collegiate career, to pull the Cougars to within a touchdown during the home opener against Colorado State... made his first appearance at quarterback late in the win at UAB... made his first career start at wide receiver at UTEP... finished with two receptions for 23 yards against C-USA rival Marshall... Rushed for 55 yards on only five carries and completed his first pass against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale... Also caught a 15-yard pass against the Tigers. Texas Bowl: Hauled in a 9-yard pass against TCU.
Sat out as a redshirt.
LaMARQUE HIGH SCHOOL
Was listed as an All-Region selection by Prep Star magazine... also was listed as a three-star recruit by Scout.com... ranked as the No. 47 quarterback by Scout.com... picked up a three-star ranking by Rivals.com... a member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 list... also selected to the State 100 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... helped lead team to a 13-1 record and a Regional championship... was the District 23-4A MVP and also Player of the Year... selected by the Galveston Daily News to its All-County First Team... honored at the Houston Touchdown Club on Aug. 17, 2005... also lettered in basketball and was the 2004-05 Co-MVP and won the Dennis Rodman Award... threw for 1,155 yards and 17 TDs and rushed for 718 yards and 11 scores as a senior... completed 93 of 179 passes for 1,200 yards and 16 TDs and had 90 rushes for 387 yards and five scores as a junior...
Full name is Le'Nard Damon Castile, Jr.... born Sept. 7, 1987, in Dallas... son of Pamela D. Castile of LaMarque, Texas... enjoys computers and music during his spare time... also served as an assistant coach with the LaMarque Tigers Youth Football and Texas City Magics Youth Basketball... also recruited by Colorado State... majoring in kinesiology.
L.J. Castile's Career Bests
Receptions: 6, vs. Rice (11-28-09)
Receiving Yards: 144, at Rice (11-29-08)
Receiving Touchdowns: 3, at Rice (11-29-08)
Long Reception: 53, at Rice (11-29-08)
Rushing Attempts: 5, vs. Texas Southern (11-24-07)
Rushing Yards: 55, vs. Texas Southern (11-24-07)
Long Rush: 19, vs. Texas Southern (11-24-07)
Pass Attempts: 1, vs. Texas Southern (11-24-07); at UAB (10-20-07)
Completions: 1, vs. Texas Southern (11-24-07)
Blocked Kicks: 1, done three times (3 PAT); Most recently at UCF (11-14-09)