Former Florida Gators wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed Saturday night in Tampa, TMZ reported.
Caldwell played at Florida from 1999-2001. His best season came in his final season in college as a junior when he caught 65 passes for 1,059 yards and 10 touchdowns. He finished his career with the 11th most receiving yards in school history.
Caldwell left Florida for the NFL a year early and was a second-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers. He played four seasons for the Chargers before playing single seasons for the New England Patriots (2006) and Washington Redskins (2007).
Former Gators head coach Steve Spurrier, who coached Caldwell at Florida, tweeted out this following Caldwell’s death:
We are all saddened by the death of Reche Caldwell. He was one of the best WR’s in school history and was very instrumental in winning the 2000 SEC Championship. We will always remember him and RIP Reche! -Coach S.S.— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SteveSpurrierUF) June 8, 2020