Winnipeg kicker Sergio Castillo to be inducted into Hall of Champions at West Texas A&M

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Longtime CFL kicker Sergio Castillo is being indicated into the Athletic Hall of Champions at his alma mater of West Texas A&M.

The native of La Joya, Texas remains the program’s all-time leader in points (437) and field goals (62) and was twice named a first-team D2CCA All-American while playing for the Buffaloes from 2009 to 2013. He also holds the Lone Star Conference’s all-time record for most extra points made (251) and attempted (255).

Castillo has since achieved success in the CFL, connecting on 86.7 percent of his field goals over 77 regular season games with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, B.C. Lions, and Edmonton Elks. He set a new franchise record with Winnipeg in 2023, connecting on 90.2 percent of his field goals, including four-of-six from outside the 50-yard mark.

The 33-year-old was named a CFL all-star in 2019 as a member of the Lions and won a Grey Cup with the Blue Bombers in 2021. He signed with the New York Jets in 2020 and dressed for six games, connecting on eight-of-thirteen field goal attempts. He has also been a member of the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks and AAF’s San Antonio Commanders.

Castillo is being inducted alongside softball player Tori Bayer, track and field athlete Shanice Cameron, baseball coach Joe Ray Halsey, volleyball player Melissa Harper, and football player Merced Solis. The Athletic Hall of Champions at West Texas A&M was established in 1987 and boasts a selection committe of 25 individuals.

This year’s reception will take place on Friday, Sept. 20 with the inductees being presented during a football game against Central Washington on the following day.

Castillo and his wife, Adriana, who played soccer at West Texas A&M, have one son.