Overview
Antoine Caldwell is a center for the Houston Texans, who selected him with the 77th overall pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. After completing his senior year at the University of Alabama he entered the 2009 NFL Draft. Caldwell is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 305 pounds.
Prep Career
Caldwell was a First Team All-State selection as a senior at Lee High School (AL). He graded at 85 percent blocking efficiency throughout his career, and allowed just one sack as a senior. He was the 10th rated center coming out of high school by Rivals.com and committed to Alabama in January, 2004.
Freshman Year
As a true freshman in 2005 Caldwell started all 12 games at either guard or center and was involved in 772 snaps throughout the course of the season. He was named to the All-Freshman first team by Rivals.com.
Sophomore Year
Caldwell started all 13 games for Alabama as a sophomore in 2006. His 58 knockdown blocks ranked second on the team.
Junior Year
After starting 32 consecutive games to start his career, Caldwell's streak came to an end when he was suspended four games for accepting free textbooks. He was reinstated later in the season and started the final two games of the year.
Senior Year
As a senior Caldwell racked up the accolades. He and fellow offensive lineman Andre Smith were both named consensus All-Americans, and he was one of the three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, given the nation's top center. Caldwell's performance anchored an offensive line that allowed just 1.8 sacks per game and helped pave the way for the nation's 30th ranked rushing offense.
NFL Career
Caldwell was selected in the third round (77th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Before the 2009 season, Caldwell signed a four-year/$2.554M contract with Houston.
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