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Andre Caldwell

WR

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
RSR
Hometown
Tampa
Weight
200 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
Jefferson

A four-year letterwinner and redshirt senior wide receiver who finished his career with a school-record 185 receptions and 2,349 yards, third-highest total in Florida history…Earned his bachelor's degree in the fall of 2007, completing his studies in sociology…Accounted for 21 touchdowns in his career (16 receiving, four rushing, one passing)…Ran track in the spring of 2007, competing at SEC Outdoor Championships and running a 100-meter dash preliminary heat in 10.74 to finish 19th…

CAREER: Saw action in 53 games with 35 starts…Ranks eighth in SEC history in career receptions and 20th in receiving yards…Owns a share of UF’s second-highest single-game receptions' total (Travis McGriff, 1998) with his 13-catch effort against Florida Atlantic…One of just 10 wideouts in conference history to have 13 receptions in a single game…Averaged almost 13 yards per reception over his career.
 
HONORS: 2007 Under Armour Senior Bowl roster addition…2007 SEC Coaches’ Third-Team Preseason All-SEC selection…Member of the 2007 Biletnikoff Award and Maxwell Award Watch Lists…2007 All-SEC Third-Team honoree by Phil Steele…Selected to the 2006 SEC Coaches’ Third-Team Preseason All-SEC Team…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.

2007: Started in all 11 games he appeared in, averaging 69.18 receiving yards per contest…Selected to play in the Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.…Missed two games versus Tennessee and Ole Miss due to an MCL sprain suffered against Troy…Toppled the century mark in receiving yards four times, including a three-game streak against Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida Atlantic…Accounted for six touchdowns in five of UF’s last seven games of the season…Tied for the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns (Cornelius Ingram) and rated second on the team in receptions with 56…Had Florida’s season-best single-game totals in receptions with 13 vs. Florida Atlantic and 164 receiving yards against the Owls…Passed Carlos Alvarez against FAU to become the school's all-time receptions' leader with 177…His effort against the Owls was the sixth-highest receiving yards' total in the SEC last season…Averaged 5.1 receptions per game, ranking sixth in the SEC…Moved ahead of Jack Johnson and Reidel Anthony to take sole possession of third place on the all-time yardage list with his game against Florida State…Reeled in two touchdowns against Vanderbilt and Michigan to tie the team’s season-best mark on the year…Became the first Gator wideout since Taylor Jacobs in 2002 to go over 150 yards receiving in a game…Ended his career by catching two touchdowns in the Capital One Bowl against Michigan, tying a personal-best mark for the third time in his career…Surpassed the 2,000-yard plateau against South Carolina…Set then-career highs in both catches (11) and receiving yards against Gamecocks (148), then promptly shattered his records in the following game against Florida Atlantic…Paced the team in receiving against Georgia, catching four passes for 56 yards…Hauled in six passes against Kentucky to lead the team and had a touchdown reception…Earned the fourth rushing touchdown of his career against Troy, an 18-yard run to pay-dirt…Opened up his senior year with a 103-yard output against Western Kentucky on three catches despite not playing in the second half against the Hilltoppers…Named a team captain…Member of the Leadership Committee.

2006: Was second on the Gators with 57 receptions and totaled 577 yards (10.1 avg.) and six receiving touchdowns…His six receiving TD exceeded his career total entering the season…Totaled 102 yards rushing on 21 carries for a 4.9 avg. and one touchdown…Gained 13 yards on three carries and had two receptions for six yards against Ohio State…Snared a one-yard TD pass from Tim Tebow with 23 seconds remaining until halftime to give the Gators a commanding 34-14 advantage over the Buckeyes…Caught three passes for 31 yards and also threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Tate Casey with 9:04 left during the SEC title game…Established a career high with 124 yards receiving, his first time over 100 yards in a game, and tied his personal best of eight receptions at Florida State…Opened the scoring with a 66-yard TD reception from Chris Leak in the first quarter, UF’s longest pass play of the season and Caldwell’s longest touchdown in his career…Made two receptions for 14 yards in the win over Western Carolina…Caught three passes for 33 yards and ran three times for four yards in the narrow win over South Carolina…Led Florida with eight receptions for the second-straight week, totaling 68 yards, and ran the ball once for seven yards at Vanderbilt…Enjoyed a tremendous afternoon against Georgia, scoring both of the Gators’ offensive touchdowns…Equaled his career-high with eight receptions and notched a season-high 88 yards receiving…Carried the ball a career high five times and totaled 28 yards against the Bulldogs…Accounted for 33 of UF’s 62 yards on its initial drive with two rushes for 16 yards and two receptions for 17 yards…Provided the Orange and Blue with a quick lead with the first rushing score of his career, a 12-yard run around the right end… Snagged a 40-yard TD pass from Leak with 9:37 left in the second quarter, setting a personal-best with his fourth TD reception of the year…Caught two passes for 25 yards at Auburn and carried three times for 47 yards (15.7 avg.)…Had a season-high run of 27 yards versus the Tigers…Was the team’s top receiver against LSU with five catches for 38 yards and carried twice for nine yards…Led the Gators versus Alabama with five receptions for 33 yards, including the go-ahead score with 2:39 left in the third quarter…Did not catch a pass in the win over Kentucky but had one rush for five yards…Had four catches for 50 yards, including a grab of 25 yards, at Tennessee…Set a career high with two TD receptions in the win over UCF, catching passes of 25 yards (four seconds remaining in the second quarter) and eight yards (third quarter) from Chris Leak…Finished with four grabs for 51 yards versus the Golden Knights…Returned to action for the first time since Sept. 2005 by making three catches for 16 yards against Southern Miss…Third-team recipient on the SEC Coaches’ Preseason list.

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 63-yard catch in the second quarter from 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 Wyoming, 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 and was also the squad’s top kickoff 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 were 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…Made 11 kickoff 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 matchup…Made a then 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 against Kentucky…Had first career touchdown in the sixth game of the season against Middle Tennessee State and he 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 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 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-American 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.

PERSONAL: Was born on April 15, 1985…Brother of former Gator and current NFL receiver Reche Caldwell…Considered USC, LSU, Florida State and Miami in the recruiting process…Son of Donald and Deborah Caldwell.

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
2006 57 577 10.1 6 66
2007 56 761 13.6 7 48
Totals: 185 2,349 12.7 16 66

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
2006 21 102 4.9 1 27
2007 12 58 4.8 1 20
Totals: 41 293 7.1 4 61

CAREER PASSING STATISTICS
Year Att Cmp Yds Pct. Int TDs LG P.Eff.
2003 1 1 30 100.0 0 0 30 352.00
2004 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 1 1 5 100.0 0 1 5 472.00
Totals: 3 2 35 66.7 0 1 30 274.67

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: 13 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Receiving Yards: 164 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Receiving TDs: 2 (Three times, last vs. Michigan, 2007)
Longest Reception: 66 (Florida State, 2006)
Rushing Attempts: 5 (Georgia, 2006)
Rushing Yards: 61 (Arkansas, 2004)
Rushing TDs: 1 (four times, last vs. Troy, 2007)
Longest Rush: 61 (Arkansas, 2004)
Passing Attempts: 1 (three times, last vs. Arkansas, 2006)
Completions: 1 (twice, last vs. Arkansas, 2006)
Longest Pass: 30 (Florida State, 2003)
Passing Yards: 30 (Florida State, 2003)
Passing TDs: 1 (Arkansas, 2006)

Game-By-Game

2007
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 1, 2007 WKU 0 0 0 0 3 103 0 48 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103
Sep 8, 2007 TROY 4 19 1 18 1 8 0 8 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Sep 29, 2007 AUBURN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 6, 2007 at LSU 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 10 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Oct 20, 2007 at Kentucky 2 19 0 20 6 73 1 24 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
Oct 27, 2007 vs UGA 2 -5 0 0 4 56 0 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Nov 3, 2007 VANDERBILT 0 0 0 0 9 103 2 18 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103
Nov 10, 2007 at South Carolina 2 9 0 5 11 148 1 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 157
Nov 17, 2007 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2 16 0 16 13 164 0 40 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 180
Nov 24, 2007 FLORIDA STATE 0 0 0 0 4 56 1 31 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56
Jan 1, 2008 vs Michigan 0 0 0 0 4 40 2 18 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
  Totals 12 58 1 20 56 761 7 48 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 819
 
2006
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 2, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS 0 0 0 0 3 16 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Sep 9, 2006 UCF 0 0 0 0 4 51 2 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee 0 0 0 0 4 50 0 25 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA 0 0 0 0 5 33 1 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
Oct 7, 2006 LSU 2 9 0 11 5 38 0 17 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn 3 47 0 27 2 25 0 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia 5 28 1 12 8 88 1 40 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116
Nov 4, 2006 at Vanderbilt 1 7 0 7 8 68 0 14 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA 3 4 0 7 3 33 0 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 8 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State 3 -11 0 5 8 124 1 66 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113
Dec 2, 2006 vs Arkansas 0 0 0 0 3 31 0 20 36526 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Jan 8, 2007 vs Ohio State 3 13 0 11 2 6 1 5 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
  Totals 21 102 1 27 57 577 6 66 36526 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 679
 
2005
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 3, 2005 WYOMING 3 20 0 10 7 99 0 63 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 47 0 47 0 0 0 0 166
Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH 1 26 0 26 1 23 0 23 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 56 0 29 0 0 0 0 105
Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE 1 18 1 18 2 26 0 18 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 65
  Totals 5 64 1 26 10 148 0 63 0-0-0 0 0 0 4 124 0 47 0 0 0 0 336
 
2004
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 3 47 0 19 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee 0 0 0 0 2 40 0 29 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 30 0 29 0 0 0 0 70
Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY 0 0 0 0 8 84 0 22 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84
Oct 2, 2004 ARKANSAS 1 61 1 61 4 53 0 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 114
Oct 9, 2004 LSU 1 5 0 5 3 42 0 36 0-0-0 0 0 0 3 42 0 28 0 0 0 0 89
Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE 0 0 0 0 4 91 1 62 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 27 0 17 0 0 0 0 118
Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State 0 0 0 0 2 30 0 23 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 41 0 30 0 0 0 0 71
Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA 0 0 0 0 3 81 1 57 0-1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Nov 6, 2004 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 5 81 0 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 4 78 1 61 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State 0 0 0 0 5 62 0 27 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 34 0 18 0 0 0 0 34
  Totals 2 66 1 61 43 689 3 62 0-1-0 0 0 0 11 174 0 30 0 0 0 0 929
 
2003
    RUSHING RECEIVING PASSING KICK RET PUNT RET all
Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg purp
Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 1 31 0 31 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Sep 6, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 4 29 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 4 94 0 45 0 0 0 0 123
Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 4 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 27
Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE 0 0 0 0 5 43 0 16 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 81
Sep 27, 2003 at Kentucky 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 7 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Oct 4, 2003 OLEMISS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 28 0 26 0 0 0 0 28
Oct 18, 2003 at Arkansas 1 3 0 3 2 32 0 21 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Nov 1, 2003 vs Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0-0-0 0 0 0 3 67 0 33 0 0 0 0 70
Nov 8, 2003 VANDERBILT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 21
Nov 15, 2003 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 36
Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE 0 0 0 0 3 22 0 10 36526 30 0 30 5 109 0 28 0 0 0 0 131
Jan 1, 2004 vs IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 4 38 0 16 0 0 0 0 38
  Totals 1 3 0 3 19 174 0 31 36526 30 0 30 22 454 0 45 0 0 0 0 631

 

Profile on Andre Caldwell

Brother Reche was a former Gator standout wide receiver that  played for the New England Patriots in 2006 after spending four seasons with the San Diego Chargers
While he’s not a golfer himself, Caldwell enjoys watching tournaments on TV
Baseball was his favorite sport growing up, began playing football after watching his brother Reche play
Would like to open his own clothing or shoe store
Moved from quarterback to wide receiver before his senior year of high school
Seven of his high school teammates signed DI scholarships his senior year (NC State, Maryland, Georgia Tech, San Diego State, USF, Auburn)
Nickname “Bubba” came courtesy of Reche when the two were younger
2007 member of the Leadership Committee
Receivers' coach Billy Gonzales encouraged Gator teammate Louis Murphy to live with Caldwell because of his leadership
Scored the winning touchdown on an end-around handoff from Tennessee’s Erik Ainge to help the South beat the North in the Under-Armour Senior Bowl
Clocked at 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, tied for the fifth-fastest mark among wide receivers

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What They Are Saying About Andre Caldwell

"There have been a lot of great receivers who have played here and to be on top of that category means a lot to me. This is not like West Virginia. This is the University of Florida. We throw the ball up and down the field." (11/17/07)
Andre Caldwell

“He's our leader. It's not just his ability. It's the spirit he brings to the game.” (10/20/07)
Louis Murphy, UF Wide Receiver

“I remember everybody counted us out that year and didn’t think we have a chance but we believed in ourselves. That was one of the most hostile crowds besides “The Swamp”. That hostile crowd, that’s what I remember the most. That was the greatest feeling I had ever experienced up to that moment. We were underdogs, didn’t have a shot in the world but to hear all those roaring fans go silent at the end of the ball game, that was a great feeling.”
Andre Caldwell on the win at LSU in 2005

“I think Bubba Caldwell also stepped up with being a leader.  Bubba’s always been a leader too, but I think this year he’s made it more vocal with helping everybody else out. Everyday he goes out there and is not only worried about how he runs his routes, how he catches the ball, he’s worried about how Jarred Fayson is running his routes and how Justin Williams runs his routes.” (8/27/07)
Tim Tebow, UF quarterback

“I’m seeing a side of Andre Caldwell, to be honest, I didn’t know existed. He’s a next-level guy right now. The leadership, the work ethic, the non-stop, he’s grinding. I love Bubba. I always have. I love that family. I’ve never seen him grind like this. Some guys have great senior seasons and others don’t. We’re going to set him up. He should have a great senior season.” (8/25/07)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

"Once I got experience, the game slowed down for me," said the senior from Tampa. "Now, I'm
playing fast and with confidence. Once you get a feel for it, you can go out and let your natural
ability take over. When you don't have experience, you can't play as fast as you want to." (8/24/07)
Andre Caldwell

“We got too speed out there. We got too many playmakers. Anytime they touch the ball, it could be six points on the board. This is the fastest team by far and the most electrifying in the country.” (8-15-07)
Andre Caldwell

"When we got here, Bubba was - in my opinion - a 'me' guy. Right now, Bubba's the heartbeat of my group. As he goes, my guys go." (4/14/07)
Billy Gonzales, UF wide receivers coach

"It has made a big difference being around (Caldwell). Coach (Billy) Gonzales encouraged me to do it. He wanted me to be around him because he saw something in me that he wanted to get out. And I thank him
for that. Taking bits and pieces from his game. Just seeing his approach to the game and all the other young cats coming in and doing good, it became more reality. I thank Bubba for being with me especially during those down times." (4/14/07)
Louis Murphy, UF wide receiver

“I am just appreciative of everything I got right now and it is just a great opportunity. I am just loving Florida right now. (1/4/07)
Andre Caldwell

“I will always have one up on (Reche) playing in this game.” (1/4/07)
Andre Caldwell

"This is like a dream season. Everything is falling into place. We thought we had a good chance because of our record in the SEC, the best conference out there." (12/3/06)
Andre Caldwell

“It was amazing. It’s hard to describe, but for the Gator football team and the seniors to get a chance to play in a game like this is the reason they came here.” (12/3/06)
Andre Caldwell

"The best! The best! I got to know his family very well, and his comeback doesn't surprise me after I got to know those guys. He's turned into a premier player. He wasn't a premier player before - he was a guy who ran fast and did some nice things for you. But he's a premiere player now." (10/28/06)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

"The Gators will throw the ball downfield more this year because UF has better overall speed at wide receiver.  I look for Chad Jackson and Andre Caldwell to get in the mix early.  Both can really fly and bring another dimension to the offense." (5/2/2003)

“The brother of Reche, he may be Florida's fastest wide receiver - and could be one of the fastest to see the field among the freshmen. He's a very polished athlete and is physically mature. He and fellow freshman wide receiver Chad Jackson will get plenty of early reps and an opportunity to compete for playing time.” (8/6/2003)

"Caldwell is a very fast, fluid and polished wide receiver for a true freshman. He's been seeing time on the No. 2 offense and is pushing for immediate playing time this fall. He's been running with the No. 1 kick return team and figures to be one of UF's top return men this season." (August 20, 2003)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

“He looks real good, that joker is fast.  He’s got a lot of just playmaking ability.  He has the mentality that nobody can stop him and that’s real good in a receiver.” (August 19, 2004)
Jemalle Cornelius, UF wide receiver

"They (Caldwell and Jackson) understand the game. They understand pass routes. They understand coverages. They understand what you're trying to do with a route. They understand and they learn." (August 10, 2003)

"First of all, he's been coached very well. It's obvious that he was coached well. He's picked up the offense tremendously. The athletic skills, catching the ball, the running, the body control, he's got all of those. He's got everything we thought he had. I'm very pleased with where he's at. He's a definite player." (August 19, 2003)
Larry Fedora, Former UF Offensive Coordinator

"Great speed with super hands, great leaping ability and outstanding concentration." (Jan 29, 2003)
Tom Lemming, recruiting analyst

"He [Caldwell] is the true definition of what an All-American should be.  He is the type of kid I'd hope my children would grow up to be.  Somebody likes him deserves that recognition."
Mike Simmonds, Jefferson HS coach

“Spring practice was only three days in the rear view mirror and Florida coach Ron Zook already was salivating at the impact incoming freshman receiver Andre Caldwell could make.  It’s not that Zook was disappointed in the 11 scholarship receivers already on the roster.  Caldwell, the brother of former UF wideout Reche Caldwell, just brings something the Gators lacked with the departure of Taylor Jacobs: raw speed.” (2003 Gator Bait Preview)
Guerry Smith, GatorBait

“He knows the game better.  He’s in the flow now and that makes it so much easier (than coming in as a true freshman like Caldwell did a year ago), He knows what to expect and he knows what’s going on now.” (August 16, 2004)
 
“He’s a heck of an athlete. He can run.  He was one of the top guys we had in camp last year.  He’s going to be an excellent player.” (August 10, 2004)
Ron Zook, Former UF Head Coach

“Caldwell is one of the fastest players on the team and is coming off a season in which he caught 43 passes for 689 yards and three touchdowns. He has a chance to be one of the top receivers in the SEC.” (8/1/2005)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

“We’re confident. He’s making practice harder than the game so when we go in the game it’ll be a lot easier. We know we can be a good team. We feel it, the coaches are helping us believe that and hopefully it’ll all work out.” (8/9/2005)
Andre Caldwell

“Bubba is probably the most comfortable right now (in the offense) because Chad and Jemalle, they have never been in that area (running option pitches) before. They are still learning, but Bubba has been in that situation because he was an option quarterback in high school. He’s been back there when the bullets have been flying.” (8/21/2005)
Billy Gonzales, UF Wide Receivers Coach

“At halftime, if Chad Jackson, or Dallas Baker, or Andre Caldwell or Jemalle Cornelius, if they haven’t touched the ball, he won’t be pleased with my performance and I’ll have to come up with some adjustments to get them the ball. It’s exciting to have that option.” (8/21/2005)
Dan Mullen, UF Offensive Coordinator

“Without jinxing Bubba (Caldwell), I could see Bubba doing a lot of the same things that Steve Savoy did last year. We’re pitching it to him. What you do is you go up in your game plan, and we’ll say OK, Chad Jackson, Bubba Caldwell, Dallas Baker, you’ve got to let them touch the ball anywhere from eight to 12 to 14 times a game. So you actually have that on your chart.” (8/21/2005)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

“Andre Caldwell is back from injury and faster than ever. The quickness, the sharp cuts, the speed, the confidence. They're all back. So is the smile - that bright, irrepressible smile that tells you Andre Caldwell is back in his world. Back in the game. Back where he is happiest. (8/8/06)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

''(Wide receivers) coach Billy Gonzales encouraged me to (move in with Caldwell). He wanted me to be around him because he saw something in me that he could get out. I just want to thank Bubba for being there for me. Especially those down times when you feel like you can't go anymore, he's always there to pick me up.''
Louise Murphy, UF wide receiver

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