Local roundup: Ex-Wesley QB Callahan signed to Lions’ practice squad

Joe Callahan has added another NFL team to his resume.

The former Wesley College standout quarterback was signed to the Detroit Lions’ practice squad on Saturday.

The Lions placed Jeff Driskel on the injured reserve list and signed Kyle Sloter off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad before picking up Callahan. The 2015 Gagliardi Trophy winner has also been with the Saints, Packers, Browns, Eagles, Buccaneers and the Redskins.

When he was with the Packers, Callahan became the first Wesley football player to see time in a regular-season NFL game. He completed 5-of-7 passes for 11 yards in the Packers’ season finale against the Lions.

College basketball

Wesley’s Cameron earns AEC honor: Wesley College’s Brian Cameron has received his second Atlantic East Conference Player of the Week honor in men’s basketball this season.

In two games, the senior guard netted 54 points on 53-percent shooting, while adding 12 assists, nine rebounds, and five steals.

Hens’ Mutts receives award: Delaware sophomore forward Justyn Mutts was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week.

Mutts averaged 19.0 points and 13.0 rebounds while posting a pair of double-doubles during the Blue Hens’ two wins last week.

His 16 rebounds against UMES are the most by a UD player since Marvin King-Davis grabbed 18 against South Florida on Dec. 3, 2015.

Mutts, who has recorded four double-doubles on the year including three straight games, ranks fourth in the CAA with 9.0 rebounds per game and 15th with a 14.1 scoring average.

WOMEN, Cleveland State 57, Delaware State 49: The Hornets struggled from the floor in the nonconference defeat.

They shot just 18-of-72 (25 percent) from the field, and 8-of-27 (29.6 percent) on three-point attempts but DSU made 6-of-12 three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

This marks the Hornets’ fourth straight loss and they fall to 3-5 on the season.

Lanayjha Ashe was the only DSU player to reach double digits with 12 points.

UD’s Enabosi honored in return: Delaware forward Nicole Enabosi returned to the court after a nearly 16-month hiatus because of a knee injury and promptly returned to her old ways.

She was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week in women’s basketball on Monday.

Enabosi, who missed all of last season and the first four games of this season, averaged 22.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals while leading Delaware to its first two wins of the year.

The Gaithersburg, Md. native led the Hens with a career-high 32 points to go along with eight rebounds in Saturday’s 81-80 overtime victory against Santa Clara.

Football

Blum brothers to coach Blue-Gold game: Brothers Zach Blum of Middletown High and Zeb Blum of A.I. du Pont have been named the head coaches for the 65th annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game.

The contest will be played on June 19 at 7 p.m. at Delaware Stadium in Newark.

Zach Blum participated in the 1998 Blue-Gold All★Star Football Game as an ambassador and served as an assistant coach in the 2014 Game.
He has selected Barry Zehnder and Tyler Reynolds, also from Middletown, Blair Newman from First State Military, Jed Bell from Woodbridge, and P.J. DiGati from St. Andrews as assistant coaches for the Gold.

Zeb Blum was an assistant Blue coach in 2010 and in 2019, he served as a game day volunteer coach for the Blue team. His Blue staff will include Mark Alley and John Barr, also from A.I. du Pont, Darren Brodie from Newark, Ronnie Smith from St. Mark’s and Justin Glenn from St. Elizabeth.

Marvin Dooley, coach at St. Elizabeth, will serve as Camp Director, assisted by Preston Grace, assistant coach at Woodbridge, and Dan Ritter, head coach at Howard. Jody Russell, head coach at Newark, will serve as the DFRC Blue-Gold Athletic Committee Chair. John Wilson, head coach at St. Georges, will serves as the Assistant Athletic Chair.

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