A 1973 graduate of Beloit Memorial High School, Caldwell was awarded nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track.
Caldwell continued playing football at the University of Iowa. He served as a team captain for the Hawkeyes.
He enjoyed several assistant coaching stints spanning 16 years at the collegiate level with Southern Illinois, Northwestern, Colorado, Louisville and Penn State. In 1993, Caldwell earned his first head coaching position at Wake Forest, becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first African American head coach.
Caldwell began his NFL coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Caldwell joined the Indianapolis Colts, spending six seasons mentoring perennial Pro Bowl QB Peyton Manning, and was named the team’s head coach, a post he held for three seasons.
In the spring of 2012, Caldwell joined the Baltimore Ravens as the team’s quarterbacks coach, mentoring QB Joe Flacco, this year’s super bowl MVP.
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