DHS alum Caldwell honored by GSCPublished 5:40pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A former Dadeville Tiger standout has received recognition for his play on the collegiate stage.
Kyle Caldwell, quarterback for the University of West Alabama, earned his first-ever Gulf South Conference offensive player of the week award.
The junior signal-caller almost led the UWA Tigers to an upset over FCS opponent McNeese State this past weekend.
In the 44-42 loss, Caldwell was 13-of-20 for 300 yards, and he threw for three touchdowns.
His production came despite him splitting time with fellow UWA quarterback Gary Johnson.
Two of Caldwell’s scoring passes came in the first quarter. One was a 75-yard bomb on the first play of the game.
His third touchdown came on the first play of the second half.
Caldwell, who was the 2011 recipient of the Gulf South Conference’s offensive freshman of the year award, is completing over 60 percent of his passes this season (25-of-39). He has thrown for 448 yards and five touchdowns this season, with one interception.
The Demopolis Times contributed to this report.