A former CFL placekicker is making quite an impression in the NFL.
Sergio Castillo went three-for-three in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, making field goals from lengths of 39, 55, and 48 yards. The Jets suffered a 35-9 loss with Castillo providing all of the points.
Sergio Castillo has been money today. Now 3/3 kicking field goals. pic.twitter.com/aO3R0ViLd7
— Mitchel Summers (@WIBWMitchel) November 1, 2020
The 30-year-old had one three-point attempt in the second half, but it was blocked by the Chiefs. He has made the first four kicks of his NFL career that weren’t foiled by the opposing team. It’s a positive start for Castillo with the Jets.
Castillo signed a practice roster agreement with the New York Jets on October 14. He made his regular season NFL debut last week in an 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills, making his lone field goal attempt from 29 yards out.
Castillo opted out of his contract with the B.C. Lions to pursue the NFL following the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.
The former member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and B.C. Lions has kicked 80-of-92 field goal attempts (87 percent) in the CFL with a long of 57 yards.