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Patrick Callaway
Player Profile:
Patrick Callaway 920164
Position: Linebacker (Capt.)
Other Position: Captain
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lithonia, Ga.
High School: Martin Luther King
Major: Sport Management
Experience: 3 Letters

Four-year starter at linebacker during his outstanding career at Delaware • quiet leader and a class act on and off the field • undersized at 5-10 and 220 lbs. but made up for it with determination and a head for the game • four-time Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll award recipient • two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and one of UD's all-time leading tacklers • started two years at middle linebacker before moving to outside spot as a senior • started each of his final 44 games over four seasons • played in 46 career games with 44 starts and registered 303 tackles (157 solo), 4.5 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, eight pass breakups, and two interceptions • his 303 career tackles ranks No. 16 all-time at Delaware • posted 10 or more tackles in a game eighth times in career • earned his degree in sport management in May, 2014.

Team co-captain • earned third team All-CAA honors • started all 12 games at the outside spot and recorded 78 tackles to rank No. 2 on the team • had 41 solo stops • also contributed three tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble • recorded season-high 13 tackles in overtime win over James Madison and added nine vs. Rhode Island and seven each against William & Mary and New Hampshire • forced a fumble vs. Colgate and recovered a fumble against New Hampshire • team nominee for the CAA's Chuck Boone Leadership Award • named to CFPA Preseason Watch List

Enjoyed a breakout season as one of the top middle linebackers in the CAA • earned second team All-CAA honors • also named to CAA Academic Honor Roll and earned team's UD Sportsmanship Award • led the team and ranked No. 2 in the CAA and No. 18 in the NCAA in tackles with 120 stops (10.0 per game) • started all 12 games and also had 53 solo stops, five tackles for loss (14 yards), one sack (four yards), two interceptions, two pass breakups, and two fumble recoveries (No. 4 in the CAA) • 120 tackles was the 15th highest single season total in UD history • recorded 10 or more tackles five times with career-high 18 vs. William & Mary • also had 14 stops vs. Delaware State and Maine, 13 vs. James Madison, and 12 vs. Richmond • intercepted passes for 18 yards vs. Jacksonville and for 10 yards vs. James Madison • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Jacksonville.

Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season at linebacker • played in all 11 games and started 10 of them at middle linebacker • ranked second on the team in tackles behind All-American linebacker Paul Worrilow with 68 tackles, including 48 solo stops • also ranked second with 7.5 tackles for loss (27 yards) and also recorded a sack for 11 yards, a pass breakup, fumble recovery, and forced fumble • ranked No. 26 in the CAA with 6.2 per game • came on strong at the end of the season, recording a career-high 10 tackles each vs. Richmond and Villanova • also had nine stops vs. Rhode Island (along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery), eight vs. New Hampshire, and seven against Towson • had 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Richmond and two against Rhode Island • recorded a sack against Richmond • member of CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Earned first letter as a true freshman • one of only five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens and the only one to start more than five games • played in all 11 games and started each of the final nine contests after taking over starting middle linebacker spot at the Delaware State game due to an injury to Jessel Curry • led all UD freshmen in tackles and ranked eighth on the squad with 37 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 1.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble • had a season-high 10-tackle effort vs. Old Dominion • also made seven stops the next week vs. Maine • recovered a fumble vs. Villanova in the season finale • earned spot on CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Played linebacker for head coach Mike Carson at Martin Luther King High School • earned first team All-State honors by the Associated Press as a senior • was a two-time first team All-Region 2 all-star and earned first team All-Dekalb County laurels both seasons • team captain who earned team’s community service award • led team and the state in tackles as a senior in 2010 with a school record 177 • set a school record with 19 tackles in one game • also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery • team went 8-4 in 2010, won the regional title, and advanced to the second round of the state tournament • served as Senior Class President • National Honor Society student • also competed in track and field as a shot putter and sprinter…also recruited by William & Mary, Pennsylvania, and Western Carolina.

Patrick Demarcus Callaway • son of Patrick and Katrina Callaway • born Sept. 9, 1993 • honor student as a sport management major • working on MBA at Delaware • served internship with the UD Athletics Marketing Office during 2012 Winter Session • one of team's most active community service volunteers • has two older sisters • father played college basketball at Francis Marion College. 


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2014 12/12 78 (41) 2.5-20 / 3-22 1/1 0/3
2013 12/12 120 (53) 1-4 / 5-14 2/0 2/4
2012 11/11 68 (48) 1-11 / 7.5-27 1/1  0/1
2011 11/9 37 (15) 0-0 / 1.5-1 1/0 0/0
TOTALS 46/44 303 (157)
4.5-35 / 17-64

Tackles: 18 vs. William & Mary, 2013; 14 vs. Maine, Delaware State, 2013


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