David Caldwell enters his first season as the Falcons Director of Player Personnel in 2012. He will oversee both the college and pro scouting efforts and work closely with Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff. Caldwell will also play a day-to-day role in the analysis and evaluation of the Falcons current roster while aiding in the research on how to acquire future free agents.
Prior to being promoted to Director of Player Personnel, he spent the last four seasons with the Falcons as the Director of College Scouting overseeing Atlanta’s college area and regional scouts. He also assimilated the information he received and presented it to Dimitroff with a goal of making the NFL Draft as effective as possible. Caldwell was also responsible for scouting the top talent in the country.
Caldwell has served in the NFL for 15 years, 10 of which came with the Indianapolis Colts. From 2006-07, Caldwell was the Western Regional Scout with Indianapolis covering major college football conferences, including the Pac- 10, Big 10 and Big 12. Coming from a successful Colts franchise that claimed a victory in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears, Caldwell was part of a scouting team that accounted for multiple starters and Pro Bowl players. In 1998, he got his start with Indianapolis, serving as an Area Scout and remained in that role for the following seven seasons. Caldwell covered the Midwest and West Coast regions. In 1996, Caldwell broke into the NFL with the Carolina Panthers as a Scouting Assistant where he spent two seasons. He served as a liaison between the college scouting director and multiple area scouts while focusing on draft preparations.
Caldwell is a graduate of John Carroll University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration.
He was a two-year letterman as an outside linebacker helping the Blue Streaks to an Ohio Athletic Conference title in 1994. A native of Buffalo, New York, Caldwell and his wife, Joelle, have one son, David Michael II.