The Green Bay Packers signed QB Joe Callahan to the active roster on Oct. 16, 2017.
Originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016…Was inactive for five games (Weeks 1-3, 5, 16-17) and all three playoff games for the Packers as the third QB last season…Also dressed, but did not play, in one contest…Spent two weeks on Green Bay’s practice squad (Weeks 13-14)…Was released by the Packers on Oct. 13 and then claimed off waivers by New Orleans on Oct. 14…Was inactive for one game with the Saints before being waived on Oct. 22…Was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Oct. 24, and was with the Browns until being released on Nov. 29…Re-signed with the Packers as a member of the practice squad on Dec. 2 before being signed to the 53-man roster on Dec. 17…For his career at Wesley, completed 918 of 1,429 pass attempts (64.2 pct.) for 12,878 yards, 130 touchdowns and 38 interceptions…As a senior in 2015, threw for 5,063 yards and 55 TDs on 346-for-496 passing (69.8 pct.), becoming the first NCAA Division III quarterback ever to throw for 5,000 yards in a season…Joined Hawai’i’s Colt Brennan as the only quarterbacks in college football history to throw for 5,000-plus yards and 55-plus TDs in a single season…Averaged 389.6 passing yards per game and threw for at least 300 yards in all but one contest…Threw for 400 or more yards six times and threw for at least three TDs in all but one game…Passed for 424 yards and five TDs on 26-of-34 passing (76.5 pct.) in Wesley’s 44-3 win at Frostburg State (Sept. 12)…Connected on 32 of 45 pass attempts (71.1 pct.) for 447 yards and six TDs at Montclair State (Oct. 31)…Threw seven TD passes while registering 363 yards on 19-of-25 passing (76.0 pct.) at William Paterson (Nov. 14)…Produced what was then the best season ever for a Wesley quarterback as he compiled a single-season-record 4,190 passing yards (fourth most in D3 history) and 46 TDs (seventh most in Division III history) to rank second in the nation in both categories as a junior in 2014…Completed 300 of 463 passes (64.8 pct.), and only threw 10 INTs on the season for a 169.28 efficiency rating…Also ran for 94 yards and five TDs…Completed 28 of 36 pass attempts (77.8 pct.) for 313 yards and four TDs vs. No. 22 Thomas More (Sept. 6)…Recorded 339 yards and five scores vs. Southern Virginia (Sept. 27), as he completed 14 of 18 pass attempts (77.8 pct.)…Threw five TD passes at Virginia-Lynchburg (Oct. 25), completing 14 of 18 attempts for 246 yards…Started all 13 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, completing 269 of 461 pass attempts (58.4 pct.) for 3,599 yards and 29 TDs…Added 109 rushing yards with a long of 21 yards and a team-high six rushing TDs…Engineered one of the best games ever by a first-time starter in the season opener vs. Widener (Sept. 6) as he threw for 510 yards and five TDs…Delivered on a fourth-and-21 with less than a minute remaining, throwing a 43-yard Hail Mary pass for a TD to beat Salisbury (Sept. 14), 30-27, finishing with 276 yards on 20-of-34 passing (58.8 pct.)…Ended the season with school and NCAA playoff records of 633 yards and eight passing TDs in Wesley’s NCAA quarterfinal loss at Mount Union (Dec. 7)…Missed the entire 2012 season due to injury…Appeared in four games as a true freshman in 2011, completing 3 of 9 pass attempts (33.3 pct.) for 26 yards…Earned his degree in exercise science…Attended Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J., where he recorded 3,330 passing yards and 40 TDs and went 12-0 as a senior…Helped lead his team to a state title in 2010 and was named all-conference and All-South Jersey…Lettered all four years in football and basketball…Was a 5K Football Charity Volunteer with his college football team…Interned with Ojeda Sports Performance while in college…Single, lives in Absecon, N.J. …Given name Francis Joseph Callahan; nickname is “Joe”…Born in Cape May Courthouse, N.J.