Tariq Castro-Fields

American football player (born 1999)
American football player
Tariq Castro-Fields
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Castro-Fields with the Commanders in 2022
No. 26 – Washington Commanders
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-14) January 14, 1999 (age 25)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Riverdale Baptist
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
College:Penn State (2017–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 6 / Pick: 221
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2022)*
  • Washington Commanders (2022–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tariq Quinton Castro-Fields (born January 14, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State. Castro-Fields was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but was released prior to start of the season and was claimed off waivers by Washington.

Early years

Castro-Fields grew up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and attended the Riverdale Baptist School.[1] Castro-Fields was rated a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at Penn State after considering offers from Maryland and Alabama.[2]

College career

Castro-Fields played in 12 games as a freshman and finished the season with 10 total tackles, three passes broken up, and one interception.[3] As a junior, Castro-Fields had 52 tackles and led the team with two interceptions and eight passes broken up.[4] He played in three games during Penn State's COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, missing the rest due to injury.[5] Castro-Fields decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and return to Penn State for a fifth season.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+58 in
(1.84 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
30+34 in
(0.78 m)
8+34 in
(0.22 m)
4.38 s 1.50 s 2.56 s 4.06 s 7.05 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
14 reps
Sources:[7][8]

San Francisco 49ers

Castro-Fields was selected in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[9] He was waived on August 30, 2022.[10]

Washington Commanders

On August 31, 2022, Castro-Fields was claimed by the Washington Commanders.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on October 21.[12] On August 29, 2023, Castro-Fields was waived by the Commanders and re-signed to the practice squad.[13][14] He was promoted to the active roster on November 3.[15]

References

  1. ^ Champlin, Drew (November 28, 2016). "4-star Tariq Castro-Fields sees himself as press corner in Alabama's defense". AL.com. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Eilerson, Nick (February 1, 2017). "Coveted Riverdale Baptist DB Tariq Castro-Fields picks Penn State over hometown Terps". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  3. ^ McGonigal, John (January 8, 2018). "'Sky's the limit' for Penn State CBs Lamont Wade, Tariq Castro-Fields". Centre Daily Times. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  4. ^ Juliano, Joe (January 1, 2020). "Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields to return for his senior season". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  5. ^ Upadhyaya, Parth (January 3, 2021). "Veteran Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields to return in 2021". The York Dispatch. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  6. ^ Juliano, Joe (November 17, 2021). "Second senior day walk for Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields will be special". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  7. ^ "Tariq Castro-Fields Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  8. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  9. ^ DiPaola, Jerry (April 30, 2022). "Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields goes to the 49ers in the 6th round". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  10. ^ "49ers Announce 2022 Initial 53-Man Roster Ahead of NFL Deadline". 49ers.com. August 30, 2022. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  11. ^ Cadeaux, Ethan (August 31, 2022). "Commanders claim two CBs off waivers, release LBs Mayo, Harris". RSN. Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  12. ^ "Commanders' Tariq Castro-Fields: Placed on IR". CBSSports.com. October 21, 2022. Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  13. ^ Selby, Zach (August 29, 2023). "Commanders release 20 players, place four on IR". Commanders.com. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  14. ^ "Commanders sign 15 players to practice squad". Commanders.com. August 30, 2023. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (November 3, 2023). "Commanders sign CB Tariq Castro-Fields, LB Jabril Cox to 53-man roster". NBCSports.com. Retrieved November 5, 2023.

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