Number: 83 | Hometown: Westfield, NJ | Height: 6040 | Weight: 237 | Trainer: Parabolic Performance | Pro Day: March 21
He brings speed, athleticism, and a dependable set of hands to the tight end position, as he has made a seamless transition from wide receiver, working out with NFL veteran Tim Wright leading up to the draft at Parabolic Performance in New Jersey—Wright made the same exact position switch coming out of Rutgers six years ago. Together, they stay after practice every day to work on their hands and take in extra reps on the JUGS machine, which demonstrates the necessary dedication to his craft. He also displayed great leadership skills while at Boston College, being named team captain, in addition to being awarded with the prestigious Boston College Scanlan Award. After a 2-4 start during his senior season, he orchestrated a player’s only team meeting, which turned out to be a season-changing moment, as they rattled off wins in five of their next six games and an appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl. He can really stretch out and go up to make the catch; he shows nice leaping ability, to go along with a nice huge frame. In four seasons at Chestnut Hill, he accumulated 761 receiving yards on 65 catches and collecting pay dirt on six occasions, while making over 30 career stats. He had 14 catches for 134 receiving yards as a senior, despite missing four games due to a foot injury—one of his best games came against Notre Dame (seven catches; 82 receiving yards; two touchdowns). Coaches and teammates rave about all the intangibles, he is worth developing for any NFL team who is in need of a tight end and is willing to be patient as he continues to be coached up, the tools are all there.
2017 (SENIOR): Voted a team captain by his teammates … awarded the Scanlan Award at the annual senior awards banquet, Boston College’s highest football honor given to the senior who best embodies the ideals of Tom Scanlan, class of 1920 … played in nine games … 14 receptions for 134 yards on the year… set career-highs and led BC in receptions (7), receiving yards (82) and receiving touchdowns (2) against Notre Dame (9/16/17) … missed four games with a foot injury following the Notre Dame game, but returned to action at Virginia (10/21/17).
2016 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games, making nine starts at wide receiver … fourth among receivers with 286 receiving yards on the season, catching 24 passes … caught one touchdown pass … averaged 11.9 yards per catch … recorded a career-high four receptions against Georgia Tech (Sept. 3) for 53 yards … had three catches for 28 yards in the victory at Gillette Stadium against Massachusetts (Sept.10) … scored first touchdown of the season against Buffalo (Oct. 1), finishing the game with two catches for 22 yards … recorded a season-high 54 yards on four catches, including a season-long 22-yarder against Louisville (Nov. 5) … recorded 45 yards on three catches in the Quick Lane Bowl victory against Maryland (Dec. 26).
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 games, making 10 starts at wide receiver … tallied 192 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 14 catches … caught one pass for 27 yards and a touchdown against Northern Illinois (Sept. 26) … recorded 42 receiving yards on two receptions against Wake Forest (Oct. 10) … hauled in a pair of passes for 43 yards against Virginia Tech (Oct. 31) … matched career-high with three receptions against NC State (Nov. 7) and against No. 3 Notre Dame (Nov. 21), also hauling in a touchdown against the Irish.
2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games, making nine starts … recorded 149 receiving yards on 13 catches … made three catches for 19 yards in first career game at Massachusetts (Aug. 30) … caught three passes for a career-high 64 yards, including a 35-yard reception, against Clemson (Oct. 18) … recorded first career touchdown catch – an eight-yard reception – at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned MSG Varsity All-New Jersey second team honors as a senior captain … named to the All-Hudson County first team as a junior and senior … played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl all-star game … helped the Marauders win four consecutive county championships … caught 33 passes for 565 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior … played for head coach Richie Hansen.
PERSONAL: John Charles Callinan … graduated with a degree in finance and marketing … currently enrolled in graduate school … recipient of the Orrie T. Scarminach ’71 Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund … Charlie, his younger sisters, Ellie and Audrey, and younger brother, Stuart, are the children of Christy and John Callinan.
(Photo: Boston Herald)