Dec. 18, 2009
First-year Browns linebacker Blake Costanzo does not mind being called a special teams player. If anything, he takes it as a compliment. And he should.
In the fourth quarter of the Browns' 6-3 win in Buffalo earlier this season, Costanzo made a special play.
On punt coverage, Costanzo recovered a Roscoe Parrish fumble. Parrish attempted to field the 57-yarder from Dave Zastudil, but only after letting the ball roll toward his hands. As Parrish prepared to recover the punt, he failed to control the ball and Costanzo jumped on the fumble.
The recovery led to Billy Cundiff's 18-yard game-winning field goal.
Costanzo works hard on every play, whether it is in practice or during the games because he knows how difficult it was to make it to the NFL. Costanzo played football at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Lafayette is a member of the Patriot League.
Another one of Costanzo's passions and a thing that makes him a special teams player in life is charity work. This year alone, he has volunteered at the Cleveland FoodBank and the NFL's Hometown Huddle.
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