WACO, Texas - Joe Callahan was selected to the 2015 AFCA Division III Coaches' All-America Team announced today by the American Football Coaches Association.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
Callahan was one of just 25 players nationwide named an All-American by the AFCA, becoming the 15th Wolverine to ever be selected to the prestigious team. He extends Wesley football's streak to 11 straight years with a student-athlete selected to the AFCA All-America Team, the longest current streak in Division III football.
Joe Callahan became the first NCAA Division III quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a single season, totaling 5,063 passing yards this year. The senior quarterback also threw for 55 touchdowns, the second-highest single-season total in NCAA Division III history. He joins Hawaii's Colt Brennan as the only NCAA quarterbacks among all divisions to ever throw for 5,000 yards or more and 55 touchdowns or more in a single season.
Joe graduates as the all-time leader in Wesley's program history in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, and completion percentage. The quarterback will graduate with a degree in exercise science.