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Fans, former teammates react to death of Gators’ Reche Caldwell

Caldwell, 41, graduated from Jefferson High School before playing at the University of Florida, then spending six seasons in the NFL.
Reche Caldwell was a standout at quarterback for Jefferson High School before starring at receiver for the University of Florida.
Reche Caldwell was a standout at quarterback for Jefferson High School before starring at receiver for the University of Florida. [ Times ]
Published Jun. 7, 2020
Updated Jun. 7, 2020

Former Gators’ wide receiver Reche Caldwell was killed Saturday night in a fatal shooting in Tampa, Caldwell’s mother confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.

Caldwell, 41, was a Jefferson High School graduate before going to Florida on a football scholarship, then joining the NFL for six seasons (with San Diego, New England and Washington).

News of the Tampa native’s death quickly spread on social media:

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.