Round Rock’s Rob Castaneda recently completed his tenure as an offensive lineman for the Utah State Aggies with two 2018 honors: a Phil Steel Third-Team All-Mountain West selection and an Honorable Mention on the All-Mountain West team.
The 6-4, 305-pounder was a standout for the Round Rock High School Dragons, where he earned a 158th state ranking as offensive guard, according to Maxpreps.com, before graduating in 2014. Castaneda went to Texas Tech out of high school and redshirted in 2014. He played in all 13 games in 2015, according to his Utah State Aggies bio, before transferring to Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, for his sophomore year. There he was an honorable mention All-American selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Castaneda joined Utah State for his junior year in 2017 and played in all 13 games that season. He earned a third-place ranking among the team’s offensive linemen with 837 snaps played. His 90-percent overall performance resulted in 51 knockdowns, “including a season-high seven against both San Jose State and Hawaii,” his Aggies bio stated.
He graduated in fall of 2018 with a degree in general studies/psychology.