Callahan signs with Detroit Lions

Callahan signs with Detroit Lions

Detroit, MI. - Former Wesley College quarter back Joe Callahan '16 recently signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad announced Saturday afternoon.

The Lions placed Jeff Driskel on the injured reserves list and signed Kyle Sloter off the Cardinals' practice squad. Callahan earned his way on the list after previously being with the Saints, Packers, Browns, Eagles, Buccaneers and the redskins. During his two seasons with the Green Bay Packers as a backup quarterback to Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley, Callahan became the first Wesley football player to see time in a regular season NFL game when he entered in the Week 17 game in 2017 against the Detroit Lions. He completed 5-of-7 passes for 11 yards in the Packers' season finale.

The 2015 Gagliardi Trophy winner and College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American, Callahan threw for 12,878 yards and 130 touchdowns in his Wesley career. In 2015, Callahan became the first NCAA Division III quarterback to ever throw for over 5,000 passing yards in a single season and only the second quarterback in NCAA history to throw for 5,000 or more yards and 55 touchdowns during the 2015 season.