When Joe Callahan began playing football with his peers at Cape May, little did anyone imagine that he will one day go pro and be in the National Football League. As he entered high school and got even better, folks were wowed by his throwing abilities and by his college season, Joe became one of two people to throw a total of 5, 000 yards with 55 touchdowns in a single season.
Just how was he able to do it? The paragraphs below will bring you an account of his biography, how he moved from division 3 into the NFL, facts about him and his career, without leaving out his body measurements.
Joe Callahan’s Bio
On June 4, 1993, at Cape May Court House, New Jersey the footballer was born and named Francis Joseph Callahan as a tot to Joe Callahan (father) and Judy Callahan (mother), he has as his siblings; a brother and two sisters one of whom is named Susan Callahan.
Joe in 2011 was enrolled at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey where he passionately played football and basketball with his school team from the 2008/2009 season to the 2010/2011 season.
He played 4 games in his freshman season at Wesley College (Delaware) from which he had 26 yards passed with 3 completions in 9 attempts. The kid however suffered an injury in the next season which saw him seeing no college football action throughout 2012 before he recovered and came back in 2013.
Coming into the 2013 season, Joe Callahan played all 13 league games and recorded 3,599 yards with 29 touchdowns from 269 of 461 attempts completed. He performed even better in 2014, throwing 4,190 yards, scoring 46 touchdowns with 10 interceptions which became the best record for any Wesley quarterback at the time. Joe surpassed his previous record in his final season in college with 5,063 yards thrown and 55 touchdowns which saw his team to the D-III playoffs. He became the first D-III player to throw 5, 000 yards in a single season and in recognition of his numerous contributions to the success of his team, Joe Callahan was awarded the Gagliardi Trophy; an equivalent of the Heisman in Division III.
In the 2016 NFL Draft, the kid with lots of football juice in him was however not selected by any team from the NFL. Well, as you might probably know, NFL scouts don’t usually frequent Wesley College in Dover, Delaware to see what talents they have got.
Nevertheless, he got an invitation from scout Mike Owen to meet him at the Monmouth pro day on March 9, 2016, an opportunity he jumped at since he was yet to hear from any NFL team/scout. After Monmouth players had their pro day, Joe had an impromptu pro day of his own before Owen and other scouts who were still around.
In doing this, little did he know that his offensive coordinator at Wesley, Chip Knapp had spliced tapes of his performance/abilities on the field and sent it to the Green Bay Packers who were impressed with the quality/power and style of his throwing. The Packers scout was as well impressed with what he saw and for that reason, they signed him as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.
Joe Callahan impressed in the preseason with his new team but was released on October 13 as the New Orleans Saints took him on October 14 only for them to cut him loose by October 22 as the Cleveland Browns took him 2 days later but released him yet again on November 28.
The Green Bay Packers came back for him on December 2nd, 2016 after which they moved him to the active roster on December 17. Joe then spent the next one year waiting for an opportunity to play as the team had better players like Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley. He saw his first NFL action on December 31, 2017, in a match where he completed 5 of 7 passes from 11 yards.
Nevertheless, he was waived again by the Packers on April 30, 2018, in just enough time for the Philadelphia Eagles to sign him up on May 7, 2018, for a two-year contract. We do hope that we will make good of his career in the NFL as he works hard to find playing time on the field.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Joe Callahan towers above many others at 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 m) with which he weighs 216 lb (98 kg). His height and weight are just apt to enable him to perform his duties on the gridiron against any team he is fielded against.
Callahan’s other body measurements like his arm/biceps size, chest and waist have not been disclosed at this time. When we obtain them, we are sure to let you be in the know of it.
Other Facts About Him
- His high school Absecon (NJ) Holy Spirit, is a Roman Catholic preparatory school.
- He has played in just one NFL match since his professional career began.
- Callahan’s new contract is worth $1,350,000 with an average base salary of $630,000 and $720,000 in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
- For now, we do not know him to have married and have a wife, but a mention has been made about him having a girlfriend who in the company of his family members had travelled from Absecon, New Jersey to Canton, Ohio to watch him play in a preseason game for the Packers. He, however, didn’t play the game due to poor field conditions.
- In like manner, Joe has not been reported to have had a fling with any lady, let’s just say the young man is giving all his time to his career which is somewhat still in its cradle.