Postgame Quick Hitter: David DeCastro

Stanford's offensive line was of the Cardinal's strengths in the Fiesta Bowl, helping power the Stanford offense to 243 rushing yards on 50 carries. A big part of that line, physically and in import, is guard David DeCastro, a redshirt junior projected as a first-round pick in this spring's NFL Draft.

The Bootleg caught up briefly with DeCastro after the game, getting his thoughts on the Fiesta Bowl.

The Bootleg: What's your first reaction to the result of the Fiesta Bowl?

David DeCastro: It sucks. It doesn't feel good. I feel kind of sick, I don't think I'll be able to eat anything for a while.

Coach Shaw in the postgame press conference said that you guys weren't able to finish. From the perspective of the offensive line, do you guys think you weren't able to finish?

DD: Obviously not. We lost. If you don't win, you can't finish. So yeah, I agree with that.

What would you say specifically you guys weren't able to do?

DD: Finish. I don't know, nothing really. There's nothing really I can think of.

You guys had some struggles early in the game, in the running game, and you were able to correct those later on. What changed?

DD: Nothing. The same thing we've done all year: keep running the ball, and you usually get breaks.

Do you guys think you did the best you could in pass protection?

DD: Yeah, pass pro was alright. A couple slip-ups here and there.

So, the question I have to ask: are you going pro?

DD: I don't know yet. I need to figure that out. [Ed: DeCastro has since announced publicly his intention to enter the NFL Draft.]

When do you think you'll make your decision?

DD: Before the 15th.

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