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Jim Caldwell enters his third season as assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach of the Colts after serving the prior three seasons as the club s quarterbacks coach. Caldwell joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. Caldwell assists an offense that has been among the NFL s most prolific since 1999. Manning was 362-557-4,397, 31 TDs/9 ints., 101.0 rating in 2006. He earned MVP honors in the club s 29-17 Super Bowl XLI win over Chicago. The offense produced a franchise-record ninth consecutive season with 5,000+ net yards, while scoring 427 points. Manning extended his own NFL records with his ninth consecutive 25+-TD season and a seventh 4,000+-yardage season. Manning became the first QB since Steve Young (1991-94) with three consecutive 100+ rating seasons. Manning has 144 consecutive starts, the second-longest QB streak in NFL history (237, Brett Favre). Manning has a club-record seven double-digit victory seasons. His 92 starting wins rank second among Colts quarterbacks, while his 89 wins from 1999-06 lead the NFL. He helped WRs-Marvin Harrison (95-1,366, 12 TDs) and Reggie Wayne (86-1,310, 9 TDs) and RB-Joseph Addai (226-1,081, 7 TDs) produce 1,000+ seasons, while Indianapolis earned its NFL-record sixth offense with a 4,000+ passer and 1,000+ rusher and receiver. In the NFL s 87 seasons, the Colts own six of the league s 28 such offenses. Manning and Harrison further established the finest QB-WR tandem numbers in NFL history (878 completions, 11,908 yards, 106 touchdowns).

Coming off consecutive seasons as the NFL s MVP, Manning was 305-453-3,747, 28 TDs/10 ints., 104.1 rating in 2005 to help guide the club to a 13-0 start and a 14-2 mark, the franchise seasonal record for victories. The Colts won a league-record 13 consecutive games by seven or more points, and the club amassed 439 points to rank second in NFL scoring offense. Manning combined with Harrison (1,146) and Wayne (1,055) for 1,000+ seasons. From 1999-04, Manning threw for 4,000+ yards in an NFL-record six consecutive seasons. In 2004, Manning had one of the NFL s finest seasons, completing 336 of 497 passes for 4,557 yards and 49 touchdowns for a 121.1 rating. His 67.6 completion percentage, yards, touchdowns and rating set Colts seasonal-bests, while his touchdowns and rating established NFL seasonal records. Manning (49 touchdowns, 121.1 rating) broke the prior NFL records of Dan Marino (48, 1984) and Young (112.8, 1994). Manning opened the season with multiple touchdown passes in a league-record 13 consecutive games. Manning directed the club to a franchise seasonal-best 6,475 net yards, while helping the Colts (522) amass the fifth-highest NFL seasonal point total and become only the 10th team to score 500+ seasonal points. The club also became the first in league history to produce three 1,000+-yard, 10+-TD receivers (1,210 yards, 12 TDs, Wayne; 1,113, 15, Harrison; 1,077, 10, WR-Brandon Stokley). Manning had six games with 4+ touchdown passes, tying Marino s NFL seasonal record (6, 1984). Manning had five consecutive 4+-TD games, besting Marino s prior NFL mark in that category (4, 1984). The 2004 season marked the third straight year Manning set the club s seasonal completion percentage record. His 67.0 mark in 2003 bested his own seasonal mark of 66.7 in 2002. In 2002, Manning s 392 completions and 591 attempts also set Colts seasonal records.

In 2001 at Tampa Bay, Caldwell assisted with an attack that saw WR-Keyshawn Johnson post a franchise seasonal-best 106 receptions for 1,266 yards, while QB-Brad Johnson set a club seasonal mark with 340 completions. Caldwell has more than 20 years of collegiate experience. Caldwell spent 1993-2000 as head coach at Wake Forest. In 1999, Caldwell led the school to its first winning season and bowl game since 1992. Wake Forest defeated Arizona State, 23-3, in the Aloha Bowl. During Caldwell s tenure, Wake Forest ranked among the nation s Top 25 teams in passing offense on four different occasions, including 10th in the NCAA in 1995. That season, QB-Rusty LaRue established seven NCAA passing records.

Caldwell served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois (1978-80), Northwestern (1981), Colorado (1982-84), Louisville (1985) and Penn State (1986-92). Caldwell joined Penn State as wide receivers coach. He then coached quarterbacks the following season and added passing game coordinator responsibilities in 1988. At Penn State, Caldwell tutored QB-Kerry Collins, who went on to win the Davey O Brien Award as the nation s top college quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the nation s most outstanding player. Caldwell has coached in six bowl games and won a national championship with Penn State in 1986.

Caldwell was a four-year starter as a defensive back at Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1977.

Caldwell was born on January 16, 1955 in Beloit, Wis. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Jimmy, Jermaine, Jared and Natalie.


College:Iowa 1973-76.

Coaching Career: Iowa 1977; Southern Illinois 1978-80; Northwestern 1981; Colorado 1982-84; Louisville 1985; Penn State 1986-92; Wake Forest (head coach) 1993-00; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001; Indianapolis Colts 2002-present.

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