Former Alabama walk-on stars in new “Woodlawn” movie
Caleb Castille was on the Crimson Tide roster when Alabama won back-to-back national titles in 2011 and 2012. The walk-on defensive back played alongside Dre Kirkpatrick and Dee Milliner, who both went on to NFL fame.
But Castille appears headed for much bigger stardom now.
The Birmingham native stars as Tony Nathan in Woodlawn, a major motion picture out Friday that tells the story of an Alabama high school football team in the 1970s.
Castille was originally supposed to only play the main character’s stunt double, but when the movie’s star ran into visa issues, the producers decided to give Castille a promotion.
Suddenly, he was starring in a film with Jon Voigt and Sean Astin.
“The first time my dad stepped on set and saw Jon dressed as Bear Bryant, it was so emotional for him,” Castille told Andy Staples of SI.com.