Jan. 21, 2012
Blake Costanzo has built his professional football career on a not-so-complicated premise that continues to serve as the foremost secret to his success.
He's an ordinary North Jersey guy who has been granted an extraordinary opportunity.
Regardless of how many zeros there are in his paycheck, no matter how close he may be to the Super Bowl, the Franklin Lakes native promises he has not changed and never will.
Costanzo will step inside Candlestick Park as one of the 49ers' most spirited leaders opposite the hometown Giants, the NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis to the victors come Sunday night.
Happiness for the Lafayette College graduate - one of four players from the non-scholarship Patriot League on NFL rosters this season - is best captured by the simplicity with which he does his job and lives his life.
For the complete article by Art Stapleton of the Hackensack (N.J.) Record click here
Read more on Costanzo with this article by Nick Fierro of the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call