Former Florida Gator, NFL Wide Receiver Reche Caldwell Shot Dead in Tampa
By Fox News // June 7, 2020
Caldwell: second-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft
TAMPA, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed outside of his home in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, TMZ Sports reported. He was 41 years old.
Caldwell was about to take his girlfriend out when he went back inside his house to get a jacket.
His girlfriend said Caldwell was “ambushed” by a “couple of people” who jumped out of the bushes in an attempted robbery, Caldwell’s mother, Deborah, told the website.
Caldwell was shot in the leg and chest before 911 was called, but he died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, TMZ reported.
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of former Gator WR Reche Caldwell.
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. pic.twitter.com/J86KUj7yEw
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) June 7, 2020
RIP Reche. You were one of my favorite teammates of all time. I will always remember our time at Florida for your unreal talent, infectious humor, and our shared success as a team. You will be missed by all your Gator family.
— Rex Grossman (@RexDGrossman) June 7, 2020
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