Tuesday October 16, 2012Sturgis Named SEC Football Community Service Team Player of the Week
University of Florida senior kicker Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine, Fla.) is the Southeastern Conference Football Community Service Team Player of the Week for week eight of the SEC football season.
Throughout his four years at UF, the St. Augustine, Fla. native has participated in a variety of community service efforts with the Goodwill Gators program. He has spent time tutoring youth at Williams Elementary School, visited patients at UF’s Shands Hospital and also spent time visiting special military veterans.
Sturgis has also participated in several Video Game Challenges where the players invite children around the community to come compete with them in the Gator Room at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the University of Florida campus.
In addition, Sturgis, along with other teammates, volunteered with the “Swamp Field Trips” program, where young children are given a tour of the Gator Football facilities and stadium to reward them for good school work. He has also dedicated his time during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2010 and 2011 helping put together bags of collected food items and distributed to those in need in the Gainesville area.
On the season, Sturgis is 11-for-13 on field goals including 2-for-2 in kicks over 50 yards. He has a season-long kick of 51 yards and leads the Gators in scoring with 51 points on the year. Sturgis is also perfect in point after attempts in 2012 (18-for-18) and averages 64.1 yards per kickoff. He is also tied eighth nationally in field goals per game (1.83), third in the SEC in kicking scoring and sixth in overall scoring. His 11 made field goals leads the SEC and his 57 career made field goals is second all-time at UF, 10 shy of the current record. He also has seven made field goals of 50-yards-or-more, the most in school history.
He has also been awarded for his community service efforts off the field this season as one of the Senior Class Award’s top 30 candidates.