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17 Reche Caldwell
  • Wide Receiver
  • 6-1, 198
  • Junior (RS), 2L
  • Tampa (Jefferson HS)

CAREER
Games (Starts): 35 (25) Plays: 1,460
A redshirt junior...Played in 33 regular season games with 24 starts for 1,460 plays and also played in the 2000 Citrus Bowl and started the 2001 Sugar Bowl...141 career receptions for 2,088 yards (14.8 avg.) and 18 touchdowns...141 career receptions ranks sixth best in school history and 2,088 receiving yards ranks ninth best...Streak of ten consecutive games with a TD (last regular season game of 2000 and first nine games of 2001) is second longest in the category in UF history...Eight career 100+ receiving yard games (tied for third in UF history)

2001 SEASON
Games (Starts): 11 (11) Plays: 522
A redshirt junior who ranks among the nation's top receivers...Named a semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award as nation's top receiver...Honorable mention All-America (Football News)...Second-team All-SEC honors (AP, Coaches)...Caught 65 passes for 1059 yards (16.3 avg.) with 10 touchdowns on the season...65 catches and 1059 receiving yards rank second on squad...Second in the SEC in TD catches with 10...Average of 96.3 receiving yards per game ranks 15th in the nation and third in the SEC...Caught at least one TD in each of the first nine games of the season, combined with the last regular season game of 2000 to rank second in consecutive games with a TD reception (10) in UF history...Average yards per catch of 16.3 ranks third on squad among players with at least 30 receptions...65 catches rank as the eighth best season total in school history, and his 1,059 receiving yards rank seventh...Six 100-yard receiving games (Kentucky-105, Miss. St.-101, LSU-120, Auburn-128, Vanderbilt-117, Tennessee- 115)...17 catches of 20 or more yards ranks second best on the squad...Caught four passes for 87 (21.7 avg.) yards and a touchdown in season opener vs. Marshall...Caught five passes for a team-leading 105 yards, including a 64-yard TD reception vs. Kentucky...Caught five passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns vs. Miss. St. ...Caught six passes for career-high 120 yards and a touchdown vs. LSU...Achieved career-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (128) to go along with a 20-yard TD vs. Auburn...Six catches for 87 yards and a TD vs. Georgia...Caught four passes for 117 yards and a TD vs. Vanderbilt...Caught seven passes for 70 yards vs. Florida State but his streak of consecutive games with a TD catch was snapped...Caught eight passes for 115 yards, also rushed three times for 20 yards vs. Tennessee

2000: A redshirt sophomore who played a top role on the wide receiver contingent...A starter in 11 of 12 regular season games (all but Tennessee) and also started the Nokia Sugar Bowl ...Named to Biletnikoff Award "Watch List" (nation's top wide receiver) ...49 catches for 760 yards (15.5 average) and six TDs...626 snaps was top total on wide receiver contingent...Second on squad in receiving yards (760), receptions (49) and touchdown catches (6) ...Led squad with a career-high six receptions for 54 yards vs. Middle Tennessee...Five receptions for 69 yards vs. Tennessee...Career-high seven receptions for 77 receiving yards vs. Mississippi State...Five receptions, including his career-long reception of 53 yards vs. Auburn, for 66 yards and two touchdown catches (a career high) ...Five receptions for 102 yards and one TD vs. Vanderbilt...Six receptions for 75 yards and one TD vs. South Carolina...Three receptions for a squad high 91 receiving yards and tied career-high with two TDs, including career long 66-yard TD catch, in SEC Championship game vs. Auburn...Six catches for a career-high 110 yards against Miami in the Nokia Sugar Bowl...

1999: A primary part of the wide receiver rotation... Played in all 12 games with two starts (Kentucky and LSU) for 379 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... 27 catches for 269 yards (10.0 avg.) with two TDs and five punt returns for 49 yards (9.8 avg.) and three kickoff returns for 52 yards (17.3 avg.)... 27 catches ranked third best on the team... Third on team in punt return yardage with 49 yards on five returns (9.8 avg.)... Three receptions for 38 yards in career debut vs. Western Michigan, and also had one rush for three yards... Four receptions for a career-high 77 yards against Central Florida, including a 46-yarder... One reception (four-yard touchdown pass from Doug Johnson) against Tennessee, his first career touchdown... Four receptions for 23 yards vs. Kentucky in first career start... Career-high five receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown (six-yard pass from Doug Johnson in overtime) vs. Alabama... Four receptions for 67 yards vs. Auburn... Named co-recipient of UF's Unselfish Award on Offense during spring...

1998: Did not see any game action and was redshirted... Worked with the scout team primarily at wide receiver... Served as Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb in UF's preparations for the Orange Bowl...

Prep: 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... High school coach was Darlee Nelson... Also visited Central Florida, Maryland and Michigan State...

Personal: Born Donald Reche Caldwell, Jr. on March 28, 1979 in Tampa, Florida... Parents: Donald Reche, Sr. and Deborah Ann Caldwell... Hobbies include playing video games and basketball... Favorite actor is Martin Lawrence...

Major: Leisure Service Management.


CAREER RECEIVING YARDS STATISTICS
YEAR NO YDS AVG TD LONG
1999 27 269 12.0 2 46
2000 49 760 15.5 6 66
2001 65 1059 16.3 10 64
Totals 141 2088 14.8 18 66
CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR ATT YDS. AVG TD LONG
1999 4 19 4.8 0 11
2000 4 25 6.3 0 10
2001 5 47 9.4 0 18
Totals 13 91 7.0 0 18
CAREER PUNT RETURN STATISTICS
YEAR NO YDS AVG TD LONG
1999 5 49 9.8 0 19
Totals 5 49 9.8 0 19
CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS
YEAR NO YDS AVG TD LONG
1999 3 52 17.3 0 24
2001 1 12 12.0 0 12
Totals 4 64 16.0 0 24
CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
YEAR RUSH REC PR KOR TOT
1999 19 269 49 52 389
2000 25 760 0 0 785
2001 47 1059 0 12 1118
Totals 91 2088 49 64 2292
GAME-BY-GAME
1999
GAME REC Yds TD
W MICH 3 38 0
CENT FL 4 77 0
TENN 1 4 1
KENTUCKY 4 23 0
ALA 5 46 1
LSU 2 4 0
AUB 4 67 0
UGA 0 0 0
VAN 2 4 0
USC 1 2 0
FSU 1 4 0
ALA (SEC) 0 0 0
MICH ST* 0 0 0
2000
GAME REC Yds TD
BALL ST 3 66 0
MID TN ST 6 54 0
TENN 5 69 0
KENTUCKY 1 44 0
MSU 7 77 0
LSU 2 26 0
AUB 5 66 2
UGA 3 52 0
VAN 5 102 1
USC 6 75 1
FSU 3 38 0
AUB (SEC) 3 91 2
MIAMI* 6 110 0
2001
GAME REC Yds TD
MARSHALL 4 87 1
UL-MONROE 5 62 1
KENTUCKY 5 105 1
MISS ST 5 101 2
LSU 6 120 1
AUB 9 128 1
UGA 6 87 1
VAN 4 117 1
USC 6 67 1
FSU 7 70 0
TENN 8 115 0
* - Represents postseason bowl games which are not counted in season or career statistics

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 9 (Auburn, 2001)
Receiving Yards: 128 (Auburn, 2001)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (two times, most recently vs. Miss. St.)
Longest Reception: 66 (2000 SEC Championship game vs. Auburn)

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