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5 Andre Caldwell
  • Wide Receiver
  • 6-1 202
  • RJR 3L
  • Tampa/Jefferson

A true senior wide receiver…

HONORS: Named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' First Team Preseason All-SEC Team…Named to the Watch List for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's most outstanding receiver…

CAREER: Saw action in 28 games with 15 starts…His 62 catches through his freshman and sophomore seasons is tied for sixth best in UF history for two-year start…

2005: Suffered a broken leg on a kickoff return against Tennessee and missed the remainder of the year…At the time of his injury, he was second among Gator receivers with an average of 14.8 yards per catch…Had 10 receptions for 148 yards and five rushes for 64 yards (12.8 avg.)…His four kickoff returns yielded 124 yards and a whopping 31.0-yard average…Scored Florida's lone touchdown against Tennessee on an 18-yard end around in the first quarter…Had two receptions for 26 yards versus the Vols…Was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half, when he had a 21-yard return… Debuted with seven receptions for 99 yards versus Wyoming, including a career-long 63-yard catch in the second quarter from Chris Leak that set up a field goal…Accomplished a hat trick with three plays that gained over 20 yards against Louisiana Tech when he had a kickoff return for 29 yards, a rush for 26 yards and a reception for 23 yards…Also had a kickoff return of 47 yards against the Cowboys, longest by a Gator since Chad Jackson had a 47-yarder in the 2004 opener against Eastern Michigan…Was the only player nationally to catch a pass longer than 60 yards and have a kick return longer than 45 yards….Lone Gator receiver to earn first-team accolades on the SEC Coaches' Preseason Team…

2004: Pro Football Weekly All-American Honorable Mention…Starter at wide receiver in all 12 games who was also the squad's top kick off returner…Second for the most plays seen among wide receivers with 606…Finished the year second on the squad with 43 receptions and 689 receiving yards…His 16.0 yards per catch was second on the squad… Ranked fifth in the SEC in receiving yards per game (57.4) and tied for eighth with 3.6 receptions per game…Led UF in receiving in the last three games of the regular season, totaling 14 catches…Had a catch in all 11 regular season games and has a streak of at least one catch in his last 12 regular season games…11 kick off returns for 174 yards…Had 12 plays of 20-plus yards on the year…Was just three yards shy of his 2003 total in receiving yards by the third game of the 2004 season…Surpassed his 2003 total in catches five games into the season…Led the team with five catches at Florida State and tied for the lead with five in the Vanderbilt match up…Made a career-best 62-yard reception against Middle Tennessee State, a catch almost twice as long as his previous best of 36 yards in the Louisiana State contest that same year…Scored on a 61-yard reverse against Arkansas…Set a season long kickoff return of 30 yards in the game against Mississippi State…Caught a career-high eight receptions in the Kentucky match up…Had first career touchdown in the sixth game of the season against Middle Tennessee State and finished the season with four touchdowns…

2003: Named to The Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team…A true freshman who saw time at receiver and on special teams in all 13 games for 213 plays, including 153 plays on offense…Led all freshmen with 19 receptions and 174 receiving yards…Nineteen receptions were the fourth-highest true freshman total in school history (30-Reidel Anthony in 1994, 22-Ricky Nattiel in 1983, and Ike Hilliard in 1994), and the most by a true freshman receiver since 1994…Tied for seventh in school history with 19 receptions by a freshman (true or redshirt) and the most since Jabar Gaffney caught 71 passes in 2000…Ranked fourth in UF history for true freshmen receivers with 174 receiving yards…Set school records for both kickoff returns (22) and return yards (454) by a freshman…Ranked fifth in the SEC with a 20.6 yard kick return average…Caught a pass in eight games, including five multiple-catch games…Was the team's leading kick returner, with 22 returns for 454 yards (20.6 avg)…Ten of his 22 kick returns were for 20 or more yards, including a 45-yarder vs. Miami…Was one of seven true freshmen to play in every game…Saw a season-high 37 plays at No. 3 Miami, including 30 on offense…Threw a 30-yard pass to quarterback Chris Leak on a reverse to set up a Gator TD in the opening drive of the second half vs. FSU…Also caught three passes for 22 yards…His first career reception was a 31-yard catch from Chris Leak in the season opener vs. SJSU…Had a team-high four receptions against Miami, totaling 29 yards…Demonstrated his tremendous potential on kickoffs against Miami, returning four kicks for 94 yards, including a 45-yard in the first quarter that set up the Gators' first score…Had a season-high five catches for 43 yards against Tennessee…Named UF Special Teams' Player of the Week after the South Carolina game…Three of his five kick returns vs. FSU were for 25 or more yards…

PREP: Named to the prestigious Parade All- America team…Moved from receiver to quarterback entering his senior season… Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 1 receiver in the country and considered the No. 1 offensive prospect in the southeast…Rated five stars by BorderWars.com and the No. 3 WR in the nation…A SuperPrep All- America who was listed as the nation's No. 3 receiver and the No. 4 prospect in Florida by the publication…Named to the USA Today All-America second team…First-Team All-State (4A)…Named to Sunshine Network's All-Gridiron Team… 2001 Tampa Tribune Hillsborough County Player of the Year…Passed and rushed for over a combined 2,200 yards, scoring 38 touchdowns, as he led his team to a 13-2 record and the state championship game (4A) as a senior…Also scored on four punt returns in 2002…A standout in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Caught 52 passes for 1,162 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior…

MAJOR: Sociology


CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 19 174 9.2 0 31
2004 43 689 16.0 3 62
2005 10 148 14.8 0 63
Totals: 72 1,011 14.0 3 63
CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 1 3 3.0 0 3
2004 2 66 33.0 1 61
2005 5 64 12.8 1 26
Totals: 8 133 16.6 2 61
CAREER KICK RETURN STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 22 454 20.6 0 45
2004 11 174 15.8 0 30
2005 4 124 31.0 0 47
Totals: 37 752 20.3 0 47

CALDWELL'S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 8 (Kentucky, 2004)
Receiving Yards: 99 (Wyoming, 2005)
Receiving TDs: 1 (three times, last vs. South Carolina, 2004)
Longest Reception: 63 (Wyoming, 2005)
Rushing Attempts: 3 (Wyoming, 2005)
Rushing Yards: 61 (Arkansas, 2004)
Rushing TDs: 1 (twice, last vs. Tennessee, 2005)
Longest Rush: 61 (Arkansas, 2004)

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