SAN JOSE – The SaberCats today announced the additions of FB/LB Matt Castelo and DL Christian Clark. The team also announced DL Eric Phillips has been activated from Injured Reserve.
FB/LB MATT CASTELO
A standout at linebacker for San Jose State, Castelo (5-10, 220) totaled 433 tackles (203 solo), 27.0 for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, six passes defensed and one forced fumble. His best season came as a senior in 2007 where he totaled 141 tackles, 12.5 for loss with two sacks, one interception and three passes defensed.
A native of San Jose, Castelo played for Valley Christian (CA) High School where he earned All-Central Coast Section honors twice. As a senior he was credited with 128 tackles, 10 sacks and was named the league’s ‘Linebacker of the Year.’
DL CHRISTIAN CLARK
Clark (6-2, 260) finished his collegiate career with 129 tackles, 19.5 sacks, 31.0 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and five passes defensed. He enjoyed his best season in 2009, earning All-Big Sky honors at defensive tackle. He led the team with 10.0 sacks, tying him for sixth in Sacramento State single-season history.
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The ArenaBowl XVI, XVIII and XXI champion San Jose SaberCats (4-2) opened the 2011 season against the defending ArenaBowl champion Spokane Shock on March 11 with a victory as they returned to the Arena Football League for their 15th season in 2011. They return home for a rematch of ArenaBowl XXII against the Philadelphia Soul (1-4) on April 22 as they look to move to 5-2. The SaberCats began play in 1995, playing their home games at HP Pavilion. Fans and sponsors can go to www.thesanjosesabercats.com or call 408-673-3400 to sign up to receive the latest news and updates about the SaberCats, as well as to purchase season and single-game tickets. Make sure to follow the SaberCats on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news on the team.