2015 NFL DRAFT

Caleb Sturgis, K

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Saint Augustine, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 188 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
23527
Career Notes
Kicker who enrolled at Florida in January of 2008...Earned a medical redshirt for the 2010 season after a back injury sidelined him...Was 70-for-88 (.795) on field goal attempts and 130-for-136 on PATs, third in school history on PATs...The 70 made field goals is the most in school history and sixth-most in SEC history...Made eight field goals of 50-or-more yards in his career, the most in UF history...Has 340 career points, the third-most in school history (11th in SEC history) and the 106 points in 2012 alone was good for seventh-highest for a UF player ever in one season...Tallied 88 field goal attempts throughout his career, the most in UF history (tied for 11th in SEC history)...The 28 field-goal attempts during the 2012 season were the second-most for a Gator, just shy of the record of 30 he set back in 2009...Compiled a staggering 79.5 field goal percentage over his career, the second-most in school history, 10th in SEC history (min. 50 attempts) behind Jeff Chandler (83.8%) and fourth in school history (min. 35 attempts)...Graduated with a degree in Sports Management and is currently enrolled in graduate school.

Named a top three finalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2011 and 2012 and semifinalist in 2009...Earned the 2012 SEC co-Special Teams Player of the Year...In 2012, named a CBSSports.com All-American, Sporting News All-American, First-Team AP All-SEC, First-Team Special Teams Coaches' All-SEC...Was the SEC co-Special Teams Player of the Week (11/26)...Named a Senior Class Award Top 30 finalist and semifinalist for the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy...Also participated in the East-West Shrine game in 2012...A First-Team Offense AP All-SEC Named a First-Team ESPN.com All-American in 2011, as well as a Second-Team All-American by CBSSports.com, Walter Camp, Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, Rivals.com and AP...First Team All-SEC in 2011 by the AP and the league's coaches...Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 Season
Named a finalist for the 2012 Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top placekicker...Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after hitting two field goals, including a 51-yarder, in the win at Texas A&M...Earned his second SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honor after helping the Gators to a win over in-state rival Florida State...His three field goals on the day put him in sole possession of the UF record for career field goals made (68), besting Jeff Chandler's record set from 1997-2001...Selected to the SEC Community Service Team...Chosen as a m\Midseason Second-Team All-American by Phil Steele and CBSSports.com...A Top 30 Finalist for the Senior Class Award and a semifinalist for the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy.

Finished the season with an 85.7 field goals made percentage by placing 24 of 28 field goals through the uprights, including going a perfect 3-for-3 on kicks 50 yards or longer and made multiple field goals in eight games on the season...Three of his four misses were blocked...His 24 field goals gave him the single-season UF record for field goals made in a season...Was also the Gators' primary kick-off specialist, netting a 63.0 yard average with 31 touchbacks for the season...Tied for 3rd nationally with 1.85 field goals made per game...Led the SEC with 24 made field goals....Led the Gators in scoring during the season with 106 points.

2011 Season
Named a finalist for the 2011 Lou Groza Award...Went 22-of-26 on the season with a long of 55 yards, the third-longest make in the country that season...Ranked third in the nation with 22 made field goals and also ranked third in field goal makes per game with 1.7...Converted on all 31 of his PAT attempts...Was one of only two kickers in FBS to have made three field goals of 50-or-more yards...Made his first 12 field goal attempts of the season before missing a 52-yarder vs. Alabama, the third-longest streak of makes to start a season in school history...Named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" for Week 3 after converting on all four of his field-goal attempts, a new career high, and all three of his extra-point attempts vs. Tennessee...Also named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Vols...Made three field goals against UAB...Scored the Gators' first points of the 2011 season on a 51-yard make against FAU, becoming the sixth kicker in UF history to make at least three 50-yard field goals in his career...Averaged 66.4 yards per kickoff with 10 touchbacks...Named to the 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Season
Named to the 2010 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll...Was the primary placekicker in the first four games before suffering a back injury that sidelined him for the final nine games of the season...Was 2-for-4 on field goals and was 19-for-21 on extra points...Went 6-for-7 on extra points and had two touchbacks vs. Kentucky...Was perfect 4-for-4 on extra points and made his only field-goal attempt--a 44-yarder at Tennessee...Converted all five extra points and was 1-of-2 on field goals vs. USF, while also recording a tackle after a kickoff...Converted 4-of-5 extra-point attempts against Miami University.
2009 Season
Named a semifinalist for the 2009 Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top placekicker...Finished 22-for-30 on field goal attempts in 2009, including six-for-nine beyond 40 yards...Made a career-long 56-yard field goal against Georgia, the longest field goal in the SEC on the season...Made two or more field goals in seven of eight SEC regular-season games this season, and added a pair against Alabama in the SEC title game...Booted a 40-yard field goal in the Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati, making him 4-for-4 on the year between 40-49 yards...Was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts, connecting from 48 and 32 yards against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. Converted on his only PAT of the game and amassed 277 yards on four kickoffs (69.2 avg.) versus the Crimson Tide...Connected on a 37-yarder and amassed 433 yards on seven kickoffs while going 4-of-5 on PATs versus Florida State.

Tallied 649 yards on 10 kickoffs (64.9 average)and was 8-of-8 on PATs, but missed a 53-yarder against FIU...Was 1-for-4 on field goals, connecting on a 32-yarder but missing from 52, 54 and 29 yards at South Carolina. Averaged 66.6 yards on kickoffs (333 yards on five kicks) and was 2-for-2 on PATs in the road win at South Carolina...Went 2-for-2 with field goals from 27 and 45 yards against Vanderbilt and also went 3-for-3 on extra points...Nailed a career-long 56-yard field goal in the first half against Georgia, while also connecting on a 44-yard attempt. It was the second-longest FG in school history. Amassed 546 yards on eight kickoffs (68.2) in with win...His 56-yarder against the Bulldogs was the longest field goal in the SEC on the season. He is the only Gator since 1984 to connect on two field goals over 51 yards in the same season...Connected a field-goal attempt from 27 yards and twice from 21, but missed a 37-yard attempt against Mississippi State. Tallied 451 yards on seven kickoffs (64.4 average) and was 2-for-3 on PATs in the road victory.

Made the game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of the game versus Arkansas from 27 yards out. Also connected on 30 and 51-yard field-goal attempts. Was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and the Lou Groza Placekicker "Star of the Week" for his efforts...Was 2-for-3 in field goal attempts, connecting from 28 and 32 yards, but missed from 20 at LSU. Also averaged 60.2 yards by amassing 241 yards on four kickoffs in the win...Remained perfect on the season with two field goals at Kentucky and was one of four kickers in the SEC who had not missed a FG this season to that point...Was 3-for-3 on his first-career field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on PATs against Tennessee...Collected nine kickoffs for 557 yards while also chipping in two extra-point attempts against Troy...Tallied 10 kickoffs for 642 yards in the Gators' win over Charleston Southern...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the fall of 2009.

2008 Season
Handled the kickoff duties for the Gators, averaging 63.7 yards on 90 kicks this season, including 12 touchbacks...Kicked off six times for 412 yards, a 68.7 average, in the SEC Championship Game against Alabama...Had a career-high 10 kickoffs in the win over The Citadel...Kicked off nine times against Kentucky, averaging 67.2 yards per kick, including three touchbacks...Was 2-for-2 on PAT attempts for the season.
High School
Played in the Under-Armour High School All-American Game...First-team Class 3A all-state honoree at placekicker...Converted 13-of-25 field goal attempts his senior year and made 63-of-64 PAT's...Offensive Player of the Week in the Jacksonville area by the Florida Times-Union after connecting on 32, 37 and a 50-yard field goals...Booted field goals of 42, 40 and 46 yards against Ponte Vedra Beach (Nease)...Made 8-of-16 field goal attempts in junior year, but six misses were beyond 56 yards...Made 54 of 57 point-after attempts...Named one of the most outstanding kickers by One-On-One Kicking...Averaged over 70 yards on kickoff distance at the kicking expo with Mike McCabe and kicked a long field goal of 55 yards...Also played forward on St. Augustine's soccer squad and competed for Julington Creek...Two-star recruit by Rivals.com and earned three-star status by Scout.com...Scout.com's No. 3 kicker nationally...Coached by Joey Wiles.
 
 
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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