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R.I.P. Reche Caldwell

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  • R.I.P. Reche Caldwell

    Basically mugged and shot. Died on the way to the hospital.

    What is wrong with people?

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    Former Florida star wide receiver Reche Caldwell dies at 41 after shooting in Tampa

    The former Gators standout was shot and killed on Saturday
    Former Florida wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed in Tampa on Saturday. His mother, Deborah Caldwell, confirmed the news to TMZ. Caldwell was 41 years old.

    "He was a good person who smiled all of the time," Caldwell's mother told TMZ. "He tried to help everyone he could. He was the type of guy who would take his shirt off his back and give it to you."

    Caldwell's mother said her son was "ambushed" by a "couple of people" outside of his apartment who were trying to rob him. He was shot in the leg and chest and died from the wounds in an ambulance en route to the hospital.

    Caldwell, who also played baseball in high school and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1998, chose instead to play football for Florida. In three seasons with the Gators, Caldwell caught 141 passes for 2,088 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Gators went 20-5 in his final two seasons, winning an SEC title in 2000 and an Orange Bowl in 2001.

    Caldwell would leave Florida to enter the 2002 NFL Draft after catching 65 passes for 1,059 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior. The San Diego Chargers selected him with a second-round pick. He spent six seasons in the NFL, with his best year coming in 2006 when he caught 61 passes for 760 yards and four touchdowns for the New England Patriots.
    Now, if you excuse me, I have some Charger memories to suppress.


    • #3
      R.I.P. "Ricochet". He might have been our punching bag, but he probably didn't deserve this end..


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        • #5
          This world is going crazy...sad...


          • #6
            Thats too bad. Rest In Peace Reche.


            • #7
              ...I remember Caldwell for his clutch catch for a TD-v-Tennessee in '04. We were coming off two consecutive losses following an opening win. As I recall-Brees threw to his left and the DB jumped the route; certain to score; but-Caldwell made the play and turned the game around. We only lost two more regular season games in '04 and Caldwell's catch was a catalyst.

              RIP Reche Caldwell...
              San Diego Chargers



              • #8
                Wow. Sad. Just sad.


                • #9
                  PR#1, what the hell do you mean by that? There's no place for that here


                  • #10
                    Not to be disrespectful but seeing this thread title on my phone it literally read “Reche Caldwell killed by Mako Shark” and I thought he was killed by a mako shark in the ocean. Regardless sad indeed, 41 is way to young to die.


                    • #11
                      Awesome Catch




                      • #12
                        Just a sad story. R.I.P.