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caldwell.jpg (7562 bytes)#8 RECHE CALDWELL

  • Outfield
  • Freshman, HS
  • 6-1, 195. R/R
  • Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson HS)

  • Chosen in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds (1100th pick overall)...1998 (FOOTBALL) - Did not see any action and was redshirted...Emulated Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb on the scout team in UF’s Orange Bowl preparations...PREP (FOOTBALL) - One of state’s top players in 1997 who gained prep All-America honors...Named to PrepStar’s All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top five prep QB’s in the southeast...Ranked among the top 15 players in the country by National Bluechips Recruiting Service in its "Quarterback/Athlete" category...Was named the state’s 5A Player of the Year in 1996 as a junior and was first-team all-state in 1996 and second-team in 1997...The only junior who was a finalist for Florida’s Mr. Football Award in 1996...District MVP in 1996 and 1997...6,936 career passing yards with 77 TDs...2,445 passing yards as sophomore in ‘95, 2,200 as a junior in ‘96...1,750 passing yards in ‘97 with 12 TDs and 527 rushing yards with another 9 TDs...(BASEBALL) - Set school career record for batting average (.379)...Also holds school career marks with 25 doubles, six triples, 130 hits, 76 runs and 67 stolen bases...Same high school as major leaguers Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff and Luiz Gonzalez...Coached by Pop Cuesta..
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