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Caleb Sturgis, K

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Saint Augustine, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 188 lbs.
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Latest News
01/02/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: PK Caleb Sturgis is winding down an exceptional college career. A Groza Award finalist, given to the nation's top college placekicker, Sturgis has made 23-of-27 field goals this season and 32-of-33 extra points. Of Sturgis' four misses this season, three have been blocked. Sturgis is 8-of-9 in field-goal attempts of 40 or more yards this season. - The Sports Xchange

12/16/2012 - 2012 AP ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM: Kicker - Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida...Redshirt senior Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine) repeats as an AP and Sports Illustrated All-American, as he earned both accolades in 2011. Sturgis is a third-team AP selection while earning honorable mention from Sports Illustrated. On the season, Sturgis leads the Orange and Blue in scoring with 101 points and became the third player in school history to score 300 points in their career.

He is tied for third in the nation in field goals and tied for the lead in the SEC in scoring by a kicker while tied for second in overall scoring (23 FG, 32 PAT). In addition, Sturgis leads the SEC with 20 made field goals and an 85.2 field goal percentage. - Florida football

12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): K - Caleb Sturgis, Florida, Sr., has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Sturgis leads the Orange and Blue in scoring with 101 points and became the third player in school history to score 300 points in their career. He is tied for third in the nation in field goals and tied for the lead in the SEC in kicking scoring while tying for second in overall scoring (23 FG, 32 PAT). In addition, Sturgis leads the SEC with 20 made field goals and an 85.2 field goal percentage. He repeats as a first-team All-SEC selection as he also earned the distinction in 2011. - Florida football

12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): PK - Caleb Sturgis, Florida, has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Sturgis leads the Orange and Blue in scoring with 101 points and became the third player in school history to score 300 points in their career. He is tied for third in the nation in field goals and tied for the lead in the SEC in kicking scoring while tying for second in overall scoring (23 FG, 32 PAT).

In addition, Sturgis leads the SEC with 20 made field goals and an 85.2 field goal percentage. He repeats as a first-team All-SEC selection as he also earned the distinction in 2011. - Florida football

12/04/2012 - Florida senior kicker Caleb Sturgis found out a few weeks ago that he would not be invited to the Senior Bowl for this year's game. But on Tuesday, GatorCountry.com learned that the 5-foot-11, 184-pound Sturgis has accepted an invitation to compete in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 13, 2013. "Caleb Sturgis has accepted an invitation to play in our game," said Harold Richardson, executive director of the East-West Shrine Game. "We have received his paperwork and everything for the game."

While many seniors want to participate in the Senior Bowl, Sturgis playing in the East-West game could be a good thing. "Last year, all four of our kickers are playing in the NFL this year," Richardson said. "St. Louis' kicker [Greg Zuerlein] hit the game winner last week against San Francisco was in the game last year for us." Sturgis is a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, which will be given to the nation's top kicker on Tuesday night. On the year, Sturgis has hit 23 of 27 field goals, including three from at least 50 yards and a long of 51 yards. - Gator Country

11/26/2012 - WEEK 13 SEC CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Caleb Sturgis, Kicker, Florida, Sr., St. Augustine, Fla.,...Sturgis was perfect on three field goals and three PAT tries in the Gators' 37-26 win at Florida State. He also had two touchbacks on eight kickoffs. The Seminoles average starting field position on Sturgis' 8 kickoffs was its own 26 yard line. - SEC football

11/21/2012 - 2012 LOU GROZA COLLEGIATE PLACEKICKER AWARD FINALIST (NATION'S OUTSTANDING PLACEKICKER): Caleb Sturgis (Florida)...The St. Augustine, Fla. native is currently one made field goal shy of tying the UF career-made field goals record set by Jeff Chandler from 1997-2001. He currently leads the SEC in made field goals and field goal percentage (83.3) while ranking third in kicking scoring and fourth in overall scoring this season. He connected on 51-yard field goals against Bowling Green and Tennessee to start the 2012 season.

Sturgis became just the third Gator to score over 300 points in his career as Chandler (368) and Tim Tebow (342) are the only others in an Orange and Blue uniform to do so. For his career, Sturgis is 66-for-84 in field goals and 124-for-130 in point after attempts. He has made seven field goals of 50-yards or more in his career, the most in school history. - Florida football

09/15/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: K Caleb Sturgis was selected SEC special teams player of week after making field goals of 25 and 51 yards. For the season, Sturgis is 4-for-5 on field goal attempts, including 2-for-2 on kicks from 50 yards or more. Sturgis has made seven field goals of 50 yards or more for his career. - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2012 - WEEK 2 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Caleb Sturgis, Placekicker, Florida...Sturgis connected on both of his field goal attempts and accounted for eight points in Florida's 20-17 win at Texas A&M. He connected on a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter, which closed the Aggie lead to 17-10 going into halftime. Sturgis extended his school record of 50-plus yard kicks to seven, which is also tops among all active kickers nationally. He now has 100 career PATs made and his 76.9 career field goal percentage is currently 10th in SEC history. - SEC football

08/06/2012 - Redshirt senior K Caleb Sturgis is tired of injuries. The Lou Groza Award finalist just wants to get on the field and stay there. "The big thing for me, as always, I just want to be healthy," he said. "Obviously, the last two years, I haven't been as healthy as I want to be." After earning full-time kicking duties in 2009, a back injury forced Sturgis to miss the final nine games of the 2010 campaign. Sturgis followed up his injury-shortened season by posting the best numbers of his career, but the St. Augustine native still could not stay out of harm's way. He converted two early field-goal attempts during last season's 17-6 loss to Auburn, but a leg injury sidelined him for the entire second half. If Sturgis had been healthy, the Gators might have ended up with three points instead of a failed fourth-and-four attempt on the Tigers' 16-yard line during the fourth quarter. Coach Will Muschamp said he is confident in Sturgis' ability to score from "52-yard range." Sturgis said that while it depends on the situation, he believes he could hit "anywhere inside of 60." Sturgis is a fan of the new kickoff rule, which states the receiving team will get the ball at the 25-yard line if the ball is kicked into the end zone and not returned. "There's a lot of coaches out there that are thinking, 'Twenty-five-yard line, that's pretty far up the field to start, so are they really going to kick it deep?'" he said. "It's in a lot of special teams coordinators' heads right now." - Joe Morgan, The Orlando Sentinel

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): PK Caleb Sturgis (127), Florida, Sr., Senior Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine, Fla.) was named the first-team kicker. Sturgis has been named to the 2012 Groza Award preseason watch list, which honors the best kicker in the country. He returns after a stellar 2011 season, where he made 22-of-26 field goals, including a season long 55 yards, which was the third longest in the country. He was also successful on all 31 point after attempts and ranked third in the nation with 22 made field goals. Heading into the 2012 season, he is 96-for-101 on extra points and 46-for-60 on field goals. - Florida football

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): PK - Caleb Sturgis, Florida, ... Sturgis leads the pack with first-team specialist honors at kicker and is one of nine first-team selections from last year's coaches All-SEC post-season team. The redshirt senior went 22-of-26 in 2011 for the Gators with a season long 55-yard kick and was successful on all 31 of his PAT attempts. He held the third-longest kick in the FBS last season, and was one of three kickers to make three field goals of 50-or-more in 2011. Sturgis, an All-American last season, was a second-team preseason selection last season. - Florida football

07/11/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON LOU GROZA AWARD WATCH LIST: Caleb Sturgis, Sr., Florida...A finalist for the Groza award in 2011 and semifinalist in 2009, Sturgis was named a first team All-American by ESPN and second team by CBS, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Rivals, the Walter Camp Foundation and the Associated Press. His 1.83 field goals per game are the most by any kicker returning in 2012. Made three kicks from 50 yards or further, tied for second-most in the nation, and holds the Gators' all-time record with five career makes from 50+ yards. Ranks fourth on Florida's all-time scoring list with 234 career points. - Lou Groza College Place-Kicker Award/Palm Beach County Sports Commission

 
 
Latest News
01/02/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: PK Caleb Sturgis is winding down an exceptional college career. A Groza Award finalist, given to the nation's top college placekicker, Sturgis has made 23-of-27 field goals this season and 32-of-33 extra points. Of Sturgis' four misses this season, three have been blocked. Sturgis is 8-of-9 in field-goal attempts of 40 or more yards this season. - The Sports Xchange

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