Joe Kelleher


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.

Recent Articles

  • FOUR DOWNS: ‘Meet us at Lambeau’

    By Tim Twentyman - Posted 1 hour ago

    Four Downs following the Lions’ 20-14 victory over the Bears includes ‘Meet us at Lambeau’, the suspicious stomp, a special teams struggle and Quin for the win.

  • O'HARA: Lions have more to do

    By Mike O'Hara - Posted 1 hour ago

    Whether it’s said exactly like that, or some version close to that, the message and mission for the Lions is that they have more to do.

  • RECAP: Lions at Bears

    By Tim Twentyman - Posted 4 hours ago

    Tim Twentyman recaps the Detroit Lions’ 20-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

  • O'HARA'S BURNING QUESTIONS: What grade did Lions earn?

    By Mike O'Hara - Posted 4 hours ago

    Mike O’Hara answers all of the burning questions following the Lions’ 20-14 victory over the Bears including grading the overall performance, special-teams disasters and more.

  • CB Mohammed Seisay inactive in Chicago

    By Tim Twentyman - Posted 9 hours ago

    The Lions are pretty healthy for Week 16, but will be without cornerback Mohammed Seisay today in Chicago.

Recent Videos

  • Lions at Bears: Locker room speech

    Posted 4 minutes ago

    Watch coach Caldwell's locker room speech following the Lions' 20-14 victory over the Bears.

  • Raiola on his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty

    Posted 3 hours ago

    Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola talks about his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.

  • Sims on 'expecting to win' attitude

    Posted 3 hours ago

    Detroit Lions guard Rob Sims talks about about the importance of the team having an attitude where it expects to win each and every game.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Glover Quin

    Posted 3 hours ago

    Tori Petry talked to safety Glover Quin after the Lions' 20-14 win over the Bears about the defense getting critical stops, and Ndamukong Suh stopped by to share his thoughts on who the best safety in the league is.

  • Postgame 1 on 1: Rashean Mathis

    Posted 3 hours ago

    Tori Petry talked to cornerback Rashean Mathis after the Lions' 20-14 win over the Bears about how good teams find ways to win, even if they aren't always pretty.


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