Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2023)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2022, 2023)

2023 (Junior)
Playing the 2023 season as a college graduate, Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda suffered a season-ending injury in the opener at Minnesota.

2022 (Redshirt)
Garcia-Castaneda played in four games in his first season at Nebraska in 2022, utilizing his redshirt season. He caught five passes for 120 yards and one touchdown in his four games. Garcia-Castaneda caught four passes for 120 yards in his debut against Northwestern, including a 58-yard reception and a 32-yard touchdown. His final reception of the season came against No. 6 Oklahoma. 

Before Nebraska (Twentynine Palms HS/Saddleback College/New Mexico State)
Garcia-Castaneda joined Nebraska from New Mexico State, where he played two seasons (2020-21) after beginning his career at Saddleback College. Garcia-Castaneda played in 12 games in his two seasons at New Mexico State, catching 42 passes for 639 yards and four touchdowns. 

As a sophomore in 2021, he had 37 catches for 578 yards and four touchdowns, including career highs of seven receptions, 106 receiving yards and two touchdowns at San Jose State. New Mexico State did not play in the fall of 2020 due to the pandemic and played only two games in an abbreviated spring 2021 season. In those two games, Garcia-Castaneda caught five passes for 61 yards.

Prior to New Mexico State, Garcia-Castaneda spent his freshman season at Saddleback College in 2019. He caught 56 passes for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns in his only season at Saddleback, catching a touchdown pass in 10 consecutive games en route to all-conference accolades. Garcia-Castaneda played his prep ball for Twentynine Palms High School in California, where he scored 31 touchdowns as a senior while playing wide receiver, running back and quarterback.

Isaiah was born on Aug. 31, 2001, and he is the son of Mario and Crystal Castaneda. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and the Huskers’ Day of Service.