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Joe Kelleher
BLESTO Scout

Biography

Joe Kelleher joined the Lions in June, 2011 and enters his third season with the team.  He serves as a regional scout, primarily responsible for covering the Midwest region. Kelleher 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.

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. He went on to earn a master’s of business administration and a master’s of sports administration from Ohio University.

Kelleher is a native of Potomac, Maryland and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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