After Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro won Pro Football Focus' Bruce Matthews Award Monday, fellow lineman Alejandro Villanueva was asked about his teammate's influence.
DeCastro won PFF Bruce Matthews Award, given to the NFL’s best offensive lineman. He finished the season as the No. 1 ranked guard with a grade of 92.5, and didn’t allow a sack all season while playing all 1,047 regular season snaps.
“David DeCastro has shown me how to be a professional,” said Villanueva. “I have a lot of respect for who he is as a person. I trust his judgement. I am fortunate to have him as a close friend.
“From a professional standpoint the way he approaches the game, he is probably the most ambitious and goal-related player I have met,” said Villanueva. “He is somebody that doesn’t cut any corners. He is always focused on the task at hand. He has no priorities other than getting better. His humble approach to the game has rubbed off on me. For me to learn how to play from someone like David DeCastro is an honor and a privilege.”