Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot in Tampa, Florida, during an attempted robbery . The mother of the former player, who was just 41 years old, confirmed his death this Sunday to TMZ.
"He was a good person who smiled all the time," his mother explained to TMZ. "He tried to help everyone he could. He was the type of person to take off his shirt and give it to whoever needed it. ”
Caldwell played in his college stage in Florida for coach Steve Spurrier from 1998-2001 and recorded 141 career receptions. for 2,088 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The San Diego Chargers selected him in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and he played 47 games in four seasons there, followed by a season with the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins . He had 152 career catches for a total of 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns.
After ending his career, Caldwell had numerous problems with the law . In 2014, he was arrested for drug possession and intent to distribute it and sentenced to prison, and in 2016, he was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, an accusation of which he pleaded guilty.