Marquez Callaway

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Marquez Callaway
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Callaway with the New Orleans Saints in 2021
No. 17 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-27) March 27, 1998 (age 26)
Warner Robins, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Warner Robins
(Warner Robins, Georgia)
College:Tennessee (2016–2019)
Undrafted:2020
Career history
  • New Orleans Saints (2020–2022)
  • Denver Broncos (2023)*
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2023)*
  • New Orleans Saints (2023)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2024–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:83
Receiving yards:1,069
Receiving touchdowns:7
Return yards:243
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Marquez Antonio Callaway (born March 27, 1998)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee.

Early years

Callaway attended and played high school football at Warner Robins High School in Warner Robins, Georgia.[2] A 4-star recruit, Callaway committed to Tennessee to play college football over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, and Notre Dame, among others.[3]

College career

Callaway played at the University of Tennessee from 2016 to 2019 under head coaches Butch Jones and Jeremy Pruitt.[4][5] Callaway had 92 receptions for 1,646 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns in his four seasons at Tennessee.[6][7]

College statistics

Tennessee Volunteers
Season Team GP Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Tennessee 1 1 13 13.0 0
2017 Tennessee 10 24 406 16.9 5
2018 Tennessee 11 37 592 16.0 2
2019 Tennessee 13 30 635 21.2 6
Career 35 92 1,646 17.9 13

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 1+14 in
(1.86 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
32+38 in
(0.82 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.55 s 1.58 s 2.64 s 38.0 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values from NFL Combine[8][9]

New Orleans Saints (first stint)

On April 27, 2020, Callaway signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent after the 2020 NFL Draft.[10] He made his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders playing on offense and special teams.[11] In Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, he had his first professional reception on a 16-yard catch in the 35–29 victory.[12] In a Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Callaway was targeted six times and made four receptions for 34 yards.[13]

On October 25, 2020, in a game against the Carolina Panthers, Callaway caught Drew Brees’ 7,000th completion.[14] He finished the game with eight receptions for 75 yards, both team highs.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2020.[16] He was activated on December 24.[17] As a rookie, he appeared in 11 games, of which he started three. He finished his rookie season with 21 receptions for 213 receiving yards.[18]

Callaway's role expanded in the 2021 season. He scored his first professional receiving touchdown on a seven-yard reception from Jameis Winston in the 28–13 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 3.[19] In Week 5, against the Washington Football Team, he had his first multi-touchdown game in the 33–22 victory.[20] In Week 15, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had six receptions for 112 receiving yards in the 9–0 victory.[21] On the 2021 season, Callaway appeared in all 17 games. He finished with 46 receptions for 698 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.[22]

In the 2022 season, Callaway appeared in 14 games. He finished with 16 receptions for 158 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[23] Callaway did not receive a qualifying offer following the 2022 season and became a free agent on March 15, 2023.[24]

Denver Broncos

On March 24, 2023, Callaway signed with the Denver Broncos.[25] He was waived on August 29, 2023.[26]

Las Vegas Raiders

On August 30, 2023, Callaway signed with the practice squad of the Las Vegas Raiders.[27] He was released on October 10.[28]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)

On November 21, 2023, Callaway was signed to the Saints' practice squad.[29] He appeared in three games for the Saints in the 2023 season.[30] He was not signed to a reserve/future contract and thus became a free agent at the end of the season.[31]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 17, 2024, Callaway signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[32]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Receiving Kickoff return Punt return Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2020 NO 11 3 21 213 10.1 27 0 4 94 23.5 29 0 11 122 11.1 19 0 0 0
2021 NO 17 11 46 698 15.2 58 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0
2022 NO 14 3 16 158 9.9 33 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 25 12.5 21 0 0 0
2023 NO 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 45 17 83 1,069 12.9 58 7 4 94 23.5 29 0 14 149 10.6 21 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Marquez Callaway NFL biography". NFL.com. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Braxton, Avery (April 25, 2020). "Former Warner Robins football standout Marquez Callaway reportedly signs free agent deal with Saints". WMAZ. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Marquez Callaway, 2016 Athlete - Rivals.com". N.rivals.com. Retrieved August 31, 2022.
  4. ^ "Marquez Callaway College Stats, School, Draft, Gamelog, Splits". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  5. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers Coaches". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  6. ^ Ray, Matt (May 5, 2020). "NFL Expert Has High Praise For Marquez Callaway". SI.com. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Marquez Callaway College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Marquez Callaway Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "2020 Draft Scout Marquez Callaway, Tennessee NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  10. ^ "Saints add 13 undrafted free agents". New Orleans Saints. April 27, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  11. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders – September 21st, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions – October 4th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  13. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints – October 12th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  14. ^ Bost, Landon (October 25, 2020). "Former Vols WR Marquez Callaway catches Drew Brees' 7,000th pass". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. December 5, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  17. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. December 24, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  18. ^ "Marquez Callaway 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  19. ^ Triplett, Mike (September 26, 2021). "Saints WR Marquez Callaway hauls in wild pass from Jameis Winston for first career TD". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  20. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team - October 10th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  21. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - December 19th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  22. ^ "Marquez Callaway 2021 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  23. ^ "Marquez Callaway 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  24. ^ Holt, Adam (March 15, 2023). "Saints make a surprising decision at the beginning of free agency". atozsports.com. Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  25. ^ DiLalla, Aric (March 24, 2023). "Broncos sign WR Marquez Callaway". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  26. ^ DiLalla, Aric (August 29, 2023). "Broncos make series of transactions to reduce active roster to league-mandated limit". DenverBroncos.com. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  27. ^ "Raiders sign 4 players to practice squad". Raiders.com. August 31, 2023. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  28. ^ Holt, Adam (October 11, 2023). "Raiders cut former Saints WR Marquez Callaway". A to Z Sports.com. Retrieved November 22, 2023.
  29. ^ Sigler, John (November 21, 2023). "Saints promote CB Cameron Dantzler, officially re-sign WR Marquez Callaway". Saints Wire. USA Today. Retrieved November 22, 2023.
  30. ^ "Marquez Callaway 2023 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  31. ^ "New Orleans Saints sign 11 to reserve/future contracts". NewOrleansSaints.com. January 8, 2024. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  32. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 17, 2024). "Steelers sign 17 to Reserve/Future contracts". Steelers.com. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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