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Castillo giving back while prepping for NFL season

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, August 05 2021 Aug 5, 2021 August 05, 2021 4:12 PM August 05, 2021 in Sports
By: Brandon Benitez

MISSION, Texas -- After debuting in the NFL for the New York Jets last season, valley native Sergio Castillo is back home.

He's not just getting ready to hopefully make a roster this year.

He's prepping student-athletes to follow in his footsteps.

The La Joya alum made his NFL debut scoring a 29-yarder against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7 of last season.

The Jets wound up releasing Castillo later in the year, but the dream is still far from over.

Even with a newborn baby, Castillo is back on the field.

He turned himself into peak shape, but he's also helping the next generation of kickers.

The former West Texas A&M standout has provided tips and in-person training.

He told KRGV giving these players a chance to get better, and compete in college, means a lot for a guy who was in their shoes not too long ago.

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