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Antoine Caldwell
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Caldwell (#59) with Alabama in 2006.
No. 62     
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Tallassee, Alabama
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2009 2012)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2008)
Games played     39
Games started     19
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Antoine Caldwell (born April 19, 1986) is a former American football center and guard. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

He also played for the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early yearsEdit

Caldwell was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, where he was a standout lineman for his high school football team. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Caldwell was listed as the No. 10 center prospect of his class.[1]

College careerEdit

Caldwell received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Mike Shula and coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams from 2005 to 2008. As a senior in 2008, he was recognized as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and a consensus first-team All-American.

Awards and honorsEdit

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Caldwell was graded as the No. 3 center available in the 2009 NFL Draft, behind Alex Mack and Eric Wood.[15] As projected, he was the third center selected off the board, in the third round by the Houston Texans.[16]

Houston TexansEdit

From 2009 to 2012, Caldwell played 39 games, including 19 starts, for the Texans.[17]

Buffalo BillsEdit

Caldwell signed with the Buffalo Bills on July 28, 2013.[18] He was released on August 30, 2013.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

In May 2014, Caldwell went to Jaguars Rookie Mini-Camp on a tryout basis. He was not offered on contract. However, he was signed to the active roster on August 13, 2014. The Jaguars released Caldwell on August 24, 2014.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-527
  2. "2005 SEC Football All-Freshman Team Announced". Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090213075653/http://secsports.com/index.php?s=.
  3. "TSN's 2005 SEC All-Freshman Team". Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060626124547/http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=41914.
  4. "TSN's 2005 Freshman All-American Teams". Archived from the original on June 16, 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060616065022/http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=41934.
  5. "Rivals.com 2005 Freshman All-America First Team". Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080415182624/http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=484758.
  6. "2006 All-SEC Football Team Announced". Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090213075653/http://secsports.com/index.php?s=.
  7. "2006 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST". http://rimingtontrophy.com/watchlist/2006/.
  8. "2007 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST". http://rimingtontrophy.com/watchlist/2007/.
  9. "2008 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List Released". http://www.rimingtontrophy.com/news/?id=7586.
  10. "Rivals.com 2008 All-SEC Team". http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=887501.
  11. "2008 All-SEC Football Team Announced". http://www.secsports.com/index.php?url_article_id=11926&change_well_id=2.[dead link]
  12. "3-time All-America Laurinaitis heads AP team". Archived from the original on December 20, 2008. https://archive.is/20081220020109/http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081216/ap_on_sp_co_ne/fbc_ap_all_america_team;_ylt=AsedYsvoHJSYrRbjXN69FL0LMxIF. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
  13. "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches' All-American Team". American Football Coaches Association. December 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081217231649/http://www.afca.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9300&ATCLID=3627599. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  14. "Sporting News' college football All-American First Team". The Sporting News website. December 17, 2008. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081221073122/http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=497803. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  15. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/breakdowns/by_position/C.html
  16. "2009 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2009/draft.htm.
  17. "Antoine Caldwell". nfl.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  18. Brown, Chris (July 28, 2013). "Bills sign OL Antoine Caldwell, Tony Hills". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-2/Bills-sign-OL-Antoine-Caldwell-Tony-Hills/6ab5e237-f35b-45df-8ea6-9ee167040b42. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  19. "CB Mike Harris among 11 players released". http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/CB-Mike-Harris-among-11-players-released/84f13d9c-d7ac-4905-88ed-faa71930f994.

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