Bryan Caldwell

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Bryan Caldwell
No. 79
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-05-06)May 6, 1960
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Date of death: January 3, 2015(2015-01-03) (aged 54)
Place of death: Bay City, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Fountain Valley High School
College: Arizona State
NFL draft: 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-PAC-10 (1982)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Bryan Craig Caldwell (May 6, 1960 – January 3, 2015) was an American football defensive end who played professionally in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers.

Early years

Caldwell attended Fountain Valley High School. He accepted a scholarship from Arizona State University and was named the starter at left defensive end as a freshman. He was moved to right defensive end as a sophomore and registered 111 total tackles (fourth on the team). As a junior he lost his starting job.

In 1982, he was a starter in the number one ranked defense in the nation, playing alongside Jim Jeffcoat, Vernon Maxwell and Mike Richardson. He finished the year tied with Maxwell for the team lead in tackles-for-loss (8), fourth on the team in total tackles (114) and received second-team All-PAC-10 honors.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Caldwell was drafted in the third round (77th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He suffered torn knee ligaments in his right knee during training camp and was placed on the injured reserve list.[1] He was released on August 27, 1984.[2]

Houston Oilers

He was claimed by the Houston Oilers and played in 8 games at defensive end, before being waived during the season.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 1985, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent and was waived on August 27.[3]

Personal life

Caldwell worked as an inspector for the city of Scottsdale, Arizona. He died of cancer in 2015.[4]

References

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  4. http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/asu/2015/01/03/asu-football-bryan-caldwell/21242607/