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The brilliant life of Anthony Castro

In 19 short years, gay athlete Michael Anthony Castro opened people's eyes. Story

Updated: February 6, 2007, 5:11 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

From what I know of Michael Anthony Castro, he would not like this column.

He would have been uncomfortable with all the focus being on him. A leader in the true sense of the word, Anthony was the kind of guy who avoided the spotlight, preferring to lead by example. Of course, that rarely stopped the spotlight from finding him.

A four-year starter for the Banning High Broncos when the team's starting quarterback was ruled academically ineligible, Anthony, a 6-foot, 210-pound fullback, ...

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