The University of Calgary Dinos today confirmed the signing of offensive lineman Peter Nicastro to a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Letter of Intent. Peter joins the Dinos after a very successful High School career that saw him play both ways for the St. Francis Browns, who captured both City and Provincial 4A Championship. He started for the Browns senior team as a Grade 11 student when they lost in the Calgary City Final to Notre Dame Pride in 2014. Peter’s high school coach was Taylor Park.
The Dinos have a had great tradition of offensive linemen from St. Francis over the years such as Tom Spoletini, Shawn DeSantis, and Chris Vail and hope Peter can follow that group and make a solid contribution.
A graduate of the Calgary Mavericks Minor Program, Peter was a Calgary Midget Football League all-star in 2015 at offensive guard.
The 6’2”, 265 lbs. Nicastro hopes to take business courses at the University of Calgary.
“Calgary is my home. The Dinos have a great program in all areas including a great alumni and it is home to me. I did not want to move away from my family,” states Nicastro.
Dinos offensive line consultant Rohn Meyer admires Nicastro’s tenacity. “Peter will grow into a very good player for this team. He is a physical kid who plays with an edge,” Meyer states.
Recruiting coordinator Matt Berry was well aware of Peter’s ability for quite some time. “We have known about Peter for the past two to three years are delighted that will be joining us,” Berry states.
Nicastro was approached by UBC, Simon Fraser, Queen’s and was offered a visit to the University of Ottawa before signing with Calgary within a week of closing out his high school career.
Peter is the son of John and Giovanna Nicastro.