Former Wisconsin LB Jonathan Casillas named captain of New York Giants
Former Wisconsin linebacker Jonathan Casillas has been named as one of three season-long captains for the New York Giants.
In an interview with Giants team writer Michael Eisen, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Casillas will be the full-time defensive captain for the team in 2016. Quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie are the others, with three spots going to rotating captains each week.
The Badgers took to Twitter on Friday to congratulate Casillas.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 9, 2016
Casillas played at Wisconsin from 2005-08. He had 251 career tackles, including 28 tackles for loss, in his career with the Badgers. He is entering his eighth NFL season with previous stops in New Orleans (2009, 2011-12), Tampa Bay (2013-14) and New England (2014).
This is his second year with the Giants. He had a career-high 88 tackles in 2015.