Caldwell named GSC Offensive Player of Week

Published 9:27 am Monday, September 16, 2013

West Alabama quarterback Kyle Caldwell has been named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week for games played during the period ending Sept. 15.

Caldwell earned his first-ever GSC player of the week award after leading UWA to a near-upset at Division I-FCS McNeese State, 44- 42. The junior from Dadeville completed 13-of-20 passes (65.0 percent) for 300 yards and three touchdowns despite splitting time with fellow signal caller Gary Johnston.

Caldwell tossed two touchdown passes in the first quarter, firing a 75-yard score on the first play of the game and then tossing a 26-yarder at the 7:40 mark. Caldwell also threw a 57-yard TD pass on the Tigers’ first play in the second half.

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The 2011 GSC offensive freshman of the year, Caldwell has completed 25-of-39 passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns. He has only been intercepted once.

Caldwell and the Tigers remain on the road this week, visiting Florida Tech on Thursday in a game that will be televised live by CBS Sports Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. CDT.

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