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Antoine Caldwell
C #73
Height:
6-3
Weight:
315
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Montgomery, Ala.
Experience:
5
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 39 19
2012 HOU 11 6
2011 HOU 5 3
2010 HOU 12 7
2009 HOU 11 3

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Bio

PRO

Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on July 28, 2013 …selected by Houston Texans in the third round (77th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft … originally signed with Texans on July 28, 2009.

2011 w/ Houston Dressed but did not play in 11 games … Saw action at right guard vs. Oakland (10/9) and Tampa Bay (11/13) … Made his first start of 2011 and helped Adrian Foster rush for more than 100 yards for the sixth time this season and go over 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season vs. Carolina (12/18) … Made his postseason debut in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

2010 w/Houston

Played in 12 games with seven starts at right guard in his second season on offense that averaged 386.6 yards per game … Helped pave the way for Foster’s franchise-record 231 yards rushing vs. Indianapolis (9/12) … Provided pocket protection for QB Matt Schaub, enabling him to throw for a franchise-record 497 yards and three touchdowns at Washington (9/19) … helped the Texans rush for 249 yards without allowing a sack at Oakland (10/3) … Started at right guard at Tennessee (12/19) … Paved the way for Foster to rush for 180 yards vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11) and wrap up the 2010 NFL rushing title.

2009 w/Houston

Played 11 games with three starts as a rookie and saw significant action throughout the season on an offense that average 283.1 yards per game … Played in his first career NFL game at right guard at Cincinnati (10/18) … Helped the offense gain more than 300 yards for the 11th consecutive game at Jacksonville (12/6) … Made the first start of his NFL career and part was of the offensive line that blocked for Schaub as he threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns vs. Seattle (12/13) without allowing a sack … Blocked for Schaub at St. Louis (12/20) where he threw for 367 yards and was not sacked for the second consecutive game and fourth time since 2009.

COLLEGE

Became the first Crimson Tide football player to graduate in under three years, earning his degree in human environmental sciences … started 48 games during his career at Alabama, including 34 at center, 12 at left guard, one at right guard and one at right tackle … Participated in 1,569 offensive snaps and allowed just one sack on 806 pass plays during his final 23 games … Was one of eight player in school history to serve as a team captain twice in a career

• 2008: Was an All-American first-team selection by the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News … Honored as a consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick, the team’s Mal Moore Leadership Award and the team’s Most Inspirational Player

• 2007: Started at four positions as a junior.

• 2006: Earned All-SEC pick as a sophomore.

• 2005: Named to the freshman All-SEC first-team and an All-SEC honorable mention from the league’s coaches in 2005

Personal

Attended Lee (Montgomery, Ala.) High School … Allowed just one quarterback sack as a senior and earned All-State first-team honors … Rated the 10th-best overall prospect in the state of Alabama by Super Prep magazine … Has an older brother, Arsenio, and a twin brother, Anthony

PRO

Signed by Buffalo as a free agent on July 28, 2013 …selected by Houston Texans in the third round (77th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft … originally signed with Texans on July 28, 2009.

2011 w/ Houston Dressed but did not play in 11 games … Saw action at right guard vs. Oakland (10/9) and Tampa Bay (11/13) … Made his first start of 2011 and helped Adrian Foster rush for more than 100 yards for the sixth time this season and go over 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season vs. Carolina (12/18) … Made his postseason debut in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

2010 w/Houston

Played in 12 games with seven starts at right guard in his second season on offense that averaged 386.6 yards per game … Helped pave the way for Foster’s franchise-record 231 yards rushing vs. Indianapolis (9/12) … Provided pocket protection for QB Matt Schaub, enabling him to throw for a franchise-record 497 yards and three touchdowns at Washington (9/19) … helped the Texans rush for 249 yards without allowing a sack at Oakland (10/3) … Started at right guard at Tennessee (12/19) … Paved the way for Foster to rush for 180 yards vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11) and wrap up the 2010 NFL rushing title.

2009 w/Houston

Played 11 games with three starts as a rookie and saw significant action throughout the season on an offense that average 283.1 yards per game … Played in his first career NFL game at right guard at Cincinnati (10/18) … Helped the offense gain more than 300 yards for the 11th consecutive game at Jacksonville (12/6) … Made the first start of his NFL career and part was of the offensive line that blocked for Schaub as he threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns vs. Seattle (12/13) without allowing a sack … Blocked for Schaub at St. Louis (12/20) where he threw for 367 yards and was not sacked for the second consecutive game and fourth time since 2009.

COLLEGE

Became the first Crimson Tide football player to graduate in under three years, earning his degree in human environmental sciences … started 48 games during his career at Alabama, including 34 at center, 12 at left guard, one at right guard and one at right tackle … Participated in 1,569 offensive snaps and allowed just one sack on 806 pass plays during his final 23 games … Was one of eight player in school history to serve as a team captain twice in a career

• 2008: Was an All-American first-team selection by the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News … Honored as a consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick, the team’s Mal Moore Leadership Award and the team’s Most Inspirational Player

• 2007: Started at four positions as a junior.

• 2006: Earned All-SEC pick as a sophomore.

• 2005: Named to the freshman All-SEC first-team and an All-SEC honorable mention from the league’s coaches in 2005

Personal

Attended Lee (Montgomery, Ala.) High School … Allowed just one quarterback sack as a senior and earned All-State first-team honors … Rated the 10th-best overall prospect in the state of Alabama by Super Prep magazine … Has an older brother, Arsenio, and a twin brother, Anthony