2007 Rimington Award Watch List
One of the best linemen in the nation with agility, foot-speed and the flexibility to play several positions ... a team leader and one of the team's best pro prospects on the offensive line, has started games at center, guard and tackle during his three-year career ... an excellent student who earned his degree in human environmental sciences in under three years, the first Alabama football player to do so ... is working on a graduate degree in financial planning ... 2007 Dave Rimington Award Preseason Watch List member honoring the nation's top center ... Fourth-Team All-American Preseason selection (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... Preseason First-Team All-SEC member (Blue Ribbon Yearbook, Street & Smith's, CBSSportsline.com, CollegeFootballNews.com) ... Preseason Second-Team All-SEC honoree (The Birmingham News, Lindy's, Phil Steele) ... named permanent team co-captain for the 2007 season ... 2007 Coaches Second-Team All-SEC selection ... shared the 2008 Mal Moore Leadership Award with safety Rashad Johnson for his performance during spring practice.
2007 (JUNIOR): Started in the first seven games of the season and in the last two games, including the PetroSun Independence Bowl victory over Colorado ... was the starter at center for the first five games before starting at left guard against Houston and at right guard at Ole Miss after injuries and family health situations forced some shuffling in the offensive line ... the UT game snapped his string of 32 consecutive starts ... the Houston game ended a streak of 19 games as the team's starting center ... helped the offense rack up a school-record 35 first downs and rush for six touchdowns and 313 yards in the season-opener against Western Carolina en route to coaches Player of the Week honors ... helped running back Terry Grant log 173 yards in the win over Vanderbilt.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Extended his consecutive start string to 25 games while starting at center in all 13 games for the Tide ... second on the team with 58 knockdown blocks during the regular season ... led the team in that category in four games ... had six knockdowns against Vanderbilt, a season-high eight against Louisiana Monroe, tied the mark with eight at Florida and recorded seven against Ole Miss ... played more than 60 plays in 10 of 13 contests and finished with 810 snaps on the season, one of only five on the team with more than 800 ... named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the win over Hawai'i, when he recorded six knockdowns ... awarded Offensive Co-Player of the Week honors after the Louisiana Monroe game ... served as offensive co-captain against the Warhawks and would later co-captain the offense against LSU.
2005 (FRESHMAN): A 12-game starter who played 772 snaps during the season en route to Rivals.com First-Team Freshmen All-America honors ... started the season at guard but moved to center prior to the Cotton Bowl win over Texas Tech ... also earned Rivals.com Freshman Player of the Week accolades following the Tide's win over No. 3 Florida ... earned the Paul Crane Most Improved Offensive Lineman award following spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep star at Lee High School in Montgomery ... one of four offensive linemen signed by Alabama in 2004 ... graded 85 percent blocking efficiency at Lee High and gave up just one sack as a senior ... a first-team All-State selection following his senior season and was ranked the No. 10 player in the state by SuperPrep magazine ... full name is Antoine Caldwell ... born April 19, 1986.