Mike Caldwell (American football)

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Mike Caldwell
New York Jets
Position: Assistant head coach &
Inside linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-08-31) August 31, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Oak Ridge (TN)
College: Middle Tennessee State
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 83
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 159
Games started: 49
Tackles: 521
Interceptions: 8
Player stats at NFL.com

Isaiah "Mike" Caldwell, Jr. (born August 31, 1971) is a former American football linebacker who played 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Middle Tennessee State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Caldwell began his professional coaching career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. He is currently the assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach for the New York Jets.

Collegiate career[edit]

Mike Caldwell finished his career with 52 games played and 7 forced fumbles.[1] In 1992, he led the team with 76 tackles (47 solo, 29 assists). He was also a 3rd team All-American that year and 1st team Ohio Valley Conference selection.

NFL Playing Career[edit]

Caldwell made an immediate impact for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie under Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. He would finish with 42, 40, and 70 tackles from 1993-1995 with 3 interceptions. After 1 year with the Baltimore Ravens (54 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks, 1 INT) he landed with the Arizona Cardinals in 1997 and had 29 tackles with 2 Sacks and 1 INT.

From 1998-2001 he played with the Philadelphia Eagles accumulating 221 tackles with 5 Sacks and 3 INT. In 2002, he went to the Chicago Bears where he had 61 tackles and 3 Sacks before closing out his career with the Carolina Panthers, appearing in just 9 games.

Coaching career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Caldwell was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as the defensive quality control coach in 2008. He was promoted to assistant linebackers coach on February 3, 2010.[2] He was promoted to linebackers coach on February 7, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

Caldwell was hired as assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach by the New York Jets on January 23, 2015.[3]


His niece, Nikki Caldwell, is head coach of women's basketball at LSU.


  1. ^ http://goblueraiders.com/documents/2014/8/18/2014_Football_Fact_Book.pdf
  2. ^ Spadaro, Dave (February 3, 2010). "More Moves On Coaching Staff". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ Lange, Randy (January 23, 2015). "Bowles, Jets Name Eight Position Coaches". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 24, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 

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