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Joe Kelleher
College Scouting Coordinator/Regional Scout

Biography

Joe Kelleher joined the Lions in June, 2011 and enters his sixth season with the team, serving as the team’s college scouting coordinator and regional scout. He originally served as the team’s BLESTO scout before being promoted to regional scout in 2012.

Joe Kelleher joined the Lions in June, 2011 and enters his sixth season with the team, serving as the team’s college scouting coordinator and regional scout. He originally served as the team’s BLESTO scout before being promoted to regional scout in 2012.

Kelleher joined the Lions’ Player Personnel Department after working as a scouting assistant for National Football Scouting and the National Invitational Camp (NFL Combine). After his hiring by National Football Scouting in November 2009, Kelleher assisted in several aspects of the organization’s operations, including the review of scouting reports, overseeing daily management of the NFL Medical Database website and assisting in the preparation and operations of the NFL Combine held annually in Indianapolis.

Earlier that year, Kelleher served a six-month internship as a scouting intern for BLESTO Scouting.

In 2008, Kelleher interned for the Lions Football Operations Department, and he assisted with the team’s training camp logistics, team travel and other aspects of the team’s day-to-day football operations. He previously interned with the New York Giants Pro Personnel Department during training camp in 2007.

A native of Potomac, Md., Kelleher attended Butler University and played offensive tackle and tight end for the Bulldogs football team. Kelleher graduated from Butler with a bachelor’s degree in business-marketing, and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University.

Kelleher and his wife, Jill, reside in Northville, Michigan with their son, Ben.

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    Posted Aug 27, 2016

    CB Nevin Lawson talks about the issues the defense faced against the Ravens and what they can do better next game.

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