14 Joe Callahan
14 - Joe Callahan
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Absecon, N.J.
High School: Holy Spirit
Position: QB
Major: Sports Management

2015 (Senior): Signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent... Awarded the Gagliardi Trophy, Division III Football's highest award... Selected as a Gagliardi Trophy Finalist for the second straight season... Selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-American... Named AP Little All-American... Named D3football.com All-American... Named D3football.com East Region Offensive Player of the Year… Named to the AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team… Finished the most prolific offensive season in Wesley College football history, and broke several NCAA records on the way... Became the first NCAA Division III quarterback ever to throw for 5,000 yards in a season... Joined Hawaii’s Colt Brennan as the only quarterback in all of college football history to throw for 5,000 or more yards and 55 touchdowns in a single season... Passed for 5,063 yards on 346-for-496 passing (69.8%) and 55 passing touchdowns… Averaged 389.5 passing yards per game and threw for at least 300 yards in all but one contest… Threw for 400 or more yards in a game six times… Threw for at least three touchdown passes in all but one game… Threw for a season-high 469 yards in a 42-37 win over Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament Second Round… Threw a season-high seven touchdown passes in a 63-0 win over William Paterson with all of them coming in the first half… Rushed for seven touchdowns on the season, including three rushing touchdowns against No. 22 North Central… Rushed for 111 yards in a 50-49 victory over No. 22 North Central

 2014 (Junior): One of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy who was also named First Team All-South Region by D3football.com and 1st Team All-ECAC… Had the best season ever for a Wesley quarterback with a single-season record 4,190 passing yards (4th-most in D3 history) and 46 touchdowns (7th-most in D3 history) to rank 2nd in the Nation in both categories… Completed 300 of 463 passes (64.8%), both of which are Wesley records and only threw 10 interceptions for a 169.28 efficiency… Led Nation with 10 games of over 300 passing yards… Went first 163 attempts without throwing an interception (third quarter of Week Five)… Also ran for 94 yards (sacks included) and five touchdowns… Threw for over 300 yards in first five games including a 14-of-18 performance for 339 yards and 5 touchdowns against Southern Virginia for a 327.64 efficiency which was the highest for a Division III quarterback during the season… Earned ECAC Player of the Week honors three times in the first five weeks after Thomas More (28-of-36, 313 yds, 4 TDs), Rowan (30-of-43, 364 yds, 3 TDs) and Louisiana College (26-of-41, 362 yds, 5 TDs, 37 rushing yds, 1 TD)… Back-to-back efficiency ratings of at least 200 at Menlo (23-of-30, 355 yds, 4 TDs) and at Virginia-Lynchburg (14-of-18, 246 yds, 5 TDs)… Passed for 356 yards with two touchdown passes and 47 rushing yards with two scores at Division I Charlotte… Threw five touchdown passes for 336 yards in a rainy 1st Round of the NCAA Playoffs against Hampden-Sydney… Another four touchdown passes while completing 21-of-26 for 268 yards against MIT in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Playoffs… Passed for 315 yards and two scores against Hobart in the NCAA Quarterfinals before establishing Wesley single game records for completions (39) and attempts (69) for a season-high 440 yards at Mount Union in the NCAA Semifinals… Also ran for a score at the Purple Raiders.

2013 (R-Sophomore): Started all 13 games and completed 269-of-46 1 (58.4%) of his passes for 3,599 yards and 29 touchdowns… Also a threat to run the ball with 109 net rushing yards, with a long of 21 yards and a team-high six touchdowns… Set Wesley single-season records in completions and attempts and ranked second in single-season passing yards… Threw for 510 yards and five touchdowns in his first career start in the season opener against Widener which was a Wesley single-game record and is the most passing yards by a QB at any level for a first career start… Named the ECAC, & BSN Player of the Week and was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for his efforts against the Pride… Followed up with a 43-yard Hail Mary for a touchdown on 4th & 21 with under a minute remaining to beat Salisbury … Second career 300 yard game with 334 yards and four passing touchdowns against Huntingdon… Passed for 317 yards and a pair of scores in win at Division I Charlotte and also ran for a pair of touchdowns… Rallied the team to a win at Johns Hopkins in the 1st Round of the NCAA Playoffs, finishing with 244 passing yards and four touchdowns… Closed out the year with school and NCAA Playoff records 633 yards and eight passing touchdowns in NCAA Quarterfinal loss at Mount Union… His yardage total was the fourth-most in Division III history.

2012 (Sophomore): Missed the 2012 season with an injury.

2011 (Freshman):
Backup quarterback who saw action in four games… Passed for 26 yards with three completions in nine attempts… Went 1-2 for 18 yards at the Apprentice School (11/5) and 2-5 for eight yards against Huntington (11/12).

High School:
Played Football(Charlie Roman), Basketball( Jaime Gillespie)...12-0 Record as  Senior... New Jersey State Champions (2010)...All Conference...All South Jersey...Recorded 40 TD's and 3330 Passing Yards...Honor Roll Student.

Personal: Born 06/04/93...Son of Joe and Judith...Brother of Susan