Colts’ Anthony Castonzo Announces Retirement at the Age of 32

Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo (74) in 2019. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/Shutterstock (10420976ag)

Indianapolis Colts’ left tackle Anthony Castonzo announced retirement on Tuesday. Castonzo played 10 seasons in the NFL, spending all of them with the Colts.

Castonzo didn’t give details about his retirement, but it is possible that the injuries he suffered in 2020 had something to do with it. The 32-year-old Castonzo was limited to 12 games this season, dealing with knee and ankle issues. He also missed the Colts’ playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills last week.

“I have given much to the game of football, but it has given me so much more,” said Castonzo in a statement released by the team. “I close the book on the football chapter of my life gifted with memories and moments I wouldn’t trade for anything. So thank you, last but far from least, to football.”

Anthony Castonzo entered the 2011 NFL Draft after four years of college football with Boston College, where he set a record for most consecutive career starts with 54. He was selected by the Colts with the No.22 selections.

Castonzo established himself as Indianapolis’ first choice at left tackle in his rookie year and went on to make 144 starts throughout his career. He was selected in the Pro Football Focus Second-team All-Pro in 2019.