Wide Receiver
Height 6'1"
Weight 210
Year Senior
Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
High School Ben Davis H.S.
Major Political Science
Experience 3 Letters
School: CC
Birthdate November 27, 1995




Three-year letterwinner … Moved from quarterback to wide receiver during spring drills in 2017 … In career, has made 24 receptions for 286 yards and a touchdown.




CoSIDA Academic All-District nominee … Earned the Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Player award … After moving from quarterback to wide receiver during spring drills in 2017, emerged in preseason drills as a starter at wide receiver … Started and played in all 10 games at wide receiver … Ranked third on the squad with 24 receptions for 286 yards (11.9 yards per catch) with a touchdown and long reception of 41 yards … Averaged 28.6 yards receiving per game … Caught three passes for 31 yards at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Caught first-career touchdown pass, a one-yarder and finished with three receptions for 23 yards vs. Harvard (Nov. 4) … Notched career-highs for receptions (six) and receiving yards (97) and hauled in a career-long 41-yard catch at Yale (Oct. 28) … Caught four passes for 65 yards with a long of 27 at Marist (Oct. 7) … Caught two passes for 13 yards vs. Georgetown (Sept. 23) … Made his first career reception in first career action at wide receiver (10 yarder) in season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).




Did not see any action as a sophomore backup quarterback … Earned varsity letter.




Did not see any game action as a first-year backup quarterback … Injured majority of season.




A 2015 graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind. where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Mike Kirschner … Claimed Indiana’s Mr. Football and First Team All-State honors while leading Ben Davis to the Class 6A state championship as a quarterback … Two-time IFCA All-State selection … Named the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Two-time Academic All-State honoree … Earned Academic All-State honors and the Griddy Indiana State Player of the Year Award during senior year … Earned State Championship Most Valuable Player Award in 2014 … Led Ben Davis to three conference titles and two sectional championships … As a three-year starter at quarterback, concluded his career with a 28-7 career record, 6,944 yards passing and 63 touchdowns, both school records … Three-year starter and two-time team captain … Rewrote the Giants school record book by passing for 3,410 yards, 18th all-time in state history and 34 touchdowns while completing 64.6 percent (277 of 437) of his passes during his senior campaign … His 277 completions were four short of the state record and he threw for 243.6 average yards per game with only 11 interceptions … Led the Giants to a 12-3 overall record, 5-2 league record, a top-20 national ranking by USA Today, sectional and Class 6A state title as a senior … Threw for two touchdowns and 139 yards (19 of 31) in 42-24 state championship win over Carmel … Surpassed the 300-yard passing mark in five games and threw for four touchdowns in four games ... Threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns, completed 23 of 37 passes vs. Lawrence Central … Set career-highs for completions (33) and passing yards (377) in three touchdown, 33-45 performance vs. Pike … Threw for four touchdowns and 316 yards vs. Avon … Threw for 1,782 yards and 18 touchdowns, completed 64.6 percent (153 of 237) of his passes and 178.2 yards per game in 10 games as a junior … Led the Giants to an 8-3 record as a junior … Threw for 1,500 yards as a sophomore … Led the Giants to a 7-2 record as a sophomore … Graduated in the top one-percent of his class.




Born Kyle Anthony Andrew Castner on November 27, 1995 … Son of Jeff and Patricia Castner … Parents both attended Marian College … Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was seven-years old and has been a personal inspiration to many … Named the Class Football Scholarship winner by the Indiana Football Hall of Fame for his mentorship to young people living with diabetes … Chose Columbia over interest from Western Illinois, Indianapolis, Ball State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville and Purdue … Enrolled at Columbia College and majors in Political Science.

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