Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis honored for community service
Florida senior kicker Caleb Sturgis has been named the SEC Football Community Service Team Player of the Week for week eight of the football season.
Throughout his four years at UF, Sturgis has participated in a variety of community service efforts with the Goodwill Gators program. He has spent time tutoring youth at Williams Elementary School, visited patients at UF’s Shands Hospital and also spent time visiting special military veterans. He also participated in several Video Game Challenges where the players invite children around the community to come compete with them in the Gator Room at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the Florida campus.
In addition, Sturgis, along with other teammates, volunteered with the “Swamp Field Trips” program, where young children are given a tour of the Gator Football facilities and stadium to reward them for good school work. He has also dedicated his time during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2010 and 2011 helping put together bags of collected food items and distributed to those in need in the Gainesville area.
This season, Sturgis is 11-for-13 on field goals including 2-for-2 in kicks over 50 yards.
He has also been awarded for his community service efforts off the field this season as one of the Senior Class Award’s top 30 candidates.