The Path to Norman
Calcaterra was a highly ranked player out of high school. Ranked a top 5-10 tight end by recruiting services, he was an in demand player. Despite teams like Florida, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, USC, and others vying for the young man’s attention, Calc committed almost a full year before signing day and never wavered.
Career so Far
Fans had the opportunity to see Calc at the 2017 spring game after he enrolled early and he did not disappoint. Comparisons to Mark Andrews immediately flew around due to their similar size, route running, and play – any comparison to the reigning Mackey Award winner are good to hear. When the season rolled around, Calc played in all 14 games, making big catches in several of them. He was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for the season.
2018 allowed Calc to shine even further, as Andrews headed to the NFL. He more than doubled his production and earned an All-Big 12 First Team slot.
Position: Tight End
Calc will be continue to be the main tight end this year, something Sooner fans should be quite happy about. He has played in every game of his two year career, with his size and excellent hands making him a nightmare for opposing defenses. 2019 could be an All-American caliber season for the OU tight end.