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JUAN CASTILLO

Age: 51; Years with Eagles: 17

Former position: Offensive line coach

College: Texas A&I (now Texas A&M-Kingsville)

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  • PLAYING CAREER

    1978-80: Texas A&I, Linebacker

    1984-85L San Antonio (USFL), Linebacker

    COACHING CAREER

    1982-85: Tex. A&M-Kingsville, LBs/DL

    1986-89: Kingsville (Tx.) HS, LBs/DC

    1990-94: Tex. A&M-Kingsville, Offensive line

    1995-96: Eagles, Off. Assistant

    1997: Eagles, Tight ends

    1998-2011 Eagles, Offensive line

    2011 Eagles, Def. coord.

    Birdseed: Under Castillo, four linemen have earned Pro Bowl honors (Tra Thomas, Jermane Mayberry, Jon Runyan and Shawn Andrews) . . . Coached defense at Texas A&M-Kingsville and then at Kingsville High . . . Was a summer coaching intern for NFL's Tampa Bay (1994), Seattle (1993), and Buffalo (1992) franchises . . . Joined Eagles in 1995 as an offensive assistant under former coach Ray Rhodes, a post he held until being promoted to tight ends coach in 1997 . . . Castillo is one of four members of Rhodes' staff to be retained by Andy Reid in 1999 . . . Castillo and his wife, Zaida, were special invitees of President Bush for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House . . . The couple has four sons: Gregory (a cornerback at Iowa), John (a distance runner at Villanova), Andres and Antonio.

    HOWARD MUDD

    Age: 68

    Position: Offensive line coach

    College: Hillsdale (Mich.)

    Years in NFL: Eight as a player; 36 as coach.

    1960-63: Hillsdale (Mich.), Off. guard

    1964-69: San Francisco 49ers, Off. guard

    1969-71: Chicago Bears, Off. guard

    COACHING CAREER

    1972-73: Univ. of California, Offensive line

    1974-76: San Diego Chargers, Offensive line

    1977: San Francisco 49ers, Offensive line

    1978-82: Seattle Seahawks, Offensive line

    1983-88: Cleveland Browns, Offensive line

    1989-92: Kansas City Chiefs, Offensive line

    1993-97: Seattle Seahawks, Offensive line

    1998-2009: Indianapolis Colts, Offensive line

    2011: Eagles, Offensive line

    Birdseed: During his time in Indianapolis, the Colts allowed a league-low 227 sacks and led the league in sacks on six separate occasions (2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000 and 1999) . . . Mudd helped produce a combined seven Pro Bowl appearances by Colts offensive tackle Tarik Glenn (2004-06) and center Jeff Saturday (2005-09) . . . Mudd was a three-time Pro Bowl starter (1966-68) and was named to the NFL's 1960 All-Decade team. . . His football days as a starting offensive guard Hillsdale (Mich.) College, led to membership into the NAIA Hall of Fame.

     

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