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Johnny Castagno

Issaquah Firemen/Alpines - Fullback

1937 - 1941

One of the greatest fullbacks of all time, Johnny Castagno was as hard-nosed and hard charging a fullback as one could find in the semi pro ranks.  And he weighed in at less than 160 pounds.  Castagno played for the Issaquah Fireman, which later became the Issaquah Alpines when the owner of Alpine Dairy purchased new uniforms for the team.  Castagno scored 15 touchdowns in 1939 after scoring 7 in each of the previous two seasons.   No team could match the rushing power Castagno brought to the game.  Castagno and the Firemen won 7 league titles from 1933 – 1941 rarely allowing a score while posting 59 shut outs during that span. 

Johnny's 15 rushing touchdowns in 1939 stood as a Northwest record until it was broken in 2004 by EJ Ash.