Reche Caldwell Wiki – Biography
Reche Caldwell was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons in the 2000s. Caldwell played college football for the Florida Gators, and thereafter, he played professionally for the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins of the NFL.
Caldwell accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was a three-year letterman for coach Steve Spurrier’s Gators teams from 1998 to 2001. As a junior in 2001, he was a third-team All-American selection by The National Sports Bureau, an honorable mention All-American selection by the Football News, a semi-finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award (annually given to nation’s top receiver), and a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
He finished his impressive junior season with sixty-five receptions for 1,059 yards (an average of 16.3 yards per catch) and ten touchdowns, becoming only the ninth receiver in Gators history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. Caldwell majored in leisure service management.
Caldwell subsequently signed with the New England Patriots prior to the 2006 season. He went on to total over 60 catches and 700 yards on the season. During a playoff game against the Chargers, Caldwell had seven receptions for 80 yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. A week later in the AFC Championship Game, he dropped two passes during the Patriots’ 38–34 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Caldwell was released by the Patriots four days before the first game of the 2007 season.
Caldwell went to Jefferson High School in Tampa where he was a three-sport standout in high school football, basketball, and baseball for the Jefferson Dragons. He then proceeded to the University of Florida in Gainesville, after accepting an athletic scholarship and majored in leisure service management.
Reche Caldwell Age
Reche Caldwell was 41 years old, He was born on March 28, 1979, in Tampa, Florida, United States. He died on June 6, 2020.
Caldwell is the older brother of Andre Caldwell, nicknamed Bubba who is a former Florida Gators wide receiver and NFL wide receiver and kick returner.
Arrest and Jail
In 2014, he was arrested for drug possession and intent to sell and was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and three years’ probation. Then, in January 2020, he pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, along with several other former NFL players, who filed nearly $4 million in false insurance claims over a span of 18 months. He was set to be sentenced this month.
Cause of Death
He died on June 5, 2020, at the age of 41, Donald “Reche” Caldwell, who spent seven seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver after a stellar career at Florida, was killed in his hometown of Tampa, Florida, on Saturday night, his mother confirmed to TMZ.
Police confirmed to ESPN that there was a homicide but would not say whether Caldwell had been killed.
Welker tweeted Sunday: “Reche’s smile and attitude were contagious! My thoughts and prayers go out to Bubba Caldwell and his family!”
Welker met Caldwell in 2004 when they were with the Chargers and then reconnected in the offseason before the 2007 season in New England.
Former Patriots teammate Benjamin Watson also tweeted: “Always kept us laughing and light-hearted. Always had the biggest smile. Always had the greatest stories. Sad to hear about the passing of my teammate Reche Caldwell. May the Lord comfort his family during this time.”
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former Patriot Reche Caldwell.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/mxBtkTXTKD
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 7, 2020
Reche Caldwell’s net worth is under review.