David DeCastro was a key blocker for Heisman Trophy finalist Toby Gerhart and helped protect Heisman finalist Andrew Luck during his Stanford career. That led him to being a first round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where for the past six seasons he’s been responsible for opening holes for Le’Veon Bell and keeping defenders off Ben Roethlisberger.
That work in 2017 has been recognized, as DeCastro won the Matthews Award given to the NFL’s best offensive lineman.
Congratulations to David DeCastro, recognized as the NFL's best offensive lineman in 2017!
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) January 26, 2018
DeCastro started 15 guards at guard this past season for the Steelers, earning him his third Pro Bowl selection. Pittsburgh was third in the league in total offense and third in passing.