Houston Roughnecks K Sergio Castillo will be the first XFL player to start an NFL game in 2020. He is filling in injured K Sam Ficken, who suffered a groin injury on Wednesday. Castillo signed with the Jets practice squad last week. The Jets take on the Buffalo Bills today.
Sergio Castillo, formerly of the CFL and XFL, getting ready for his first NFL game. What could go wrong? #Jets pic.twitter.com/waKdi1Jlwu— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 25, 2020
In 2019, Castillo was 41-of-45 in field goal attempts for the B.C. Lions. He earned a CFL West Division All-Star selection that season. He also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats throughout his career.
In 2020 for the Roughnecks, he made 5 of 9 field goals in the shortened XFL season. His longest was 44 yards. After the league shut down, Castillo signed again with CFL’s B.C. Lions but oped out after that league shut down too.
The Houston Roughnecks drafted Castillo in the Supplemental Draft portion of the 2020 XFL Draft. He played college ball at West Texas A&M from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, he signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons.
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