John Kaleo

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John Kaleo
No. 3
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1971-02-05) February 5, 1971 (age 47)
Bowie, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Bowie (Bowie, Maryland)
College: Maryland
Undrafted: 1993
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
  • Iona (QB/OC) (2007–2008)
  • Towson (QB) (2009–2010)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1990)
  • NJCAA Player of the Year (1990)
  • Montgomery College HoF (1998)
  • NJCAA Hall of Fame (1999)
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 2,929 / 4,880
Passing yards: 35,335
TDINT: 581–146
QB rating: 99.57
Rushing TD: 59
Player stats at

John Kaleo (born February 5, 1971) is a retired American football quarterback in the Arena Football League (AFL) for the Albany Firebirds (1993), Cleveland Thunderbolts (1994), St. Louis Stampede (1995–1996), Anaheim Piranhas (1997), San Jose SaberCats (1997), New England Sea Wolves (1999), Tampa Bay Storm (2000–2003, 2007), Austin Wranglers (2004), Los Angeles Avengers (2005), and Columbus Destroyers (2006). He won ArenaBowl XVII with the Storm in 2003. He retired from playing after the 2007 season, and is currently the Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Storm.[1] Prior to this role, he was quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.[2]

High school career

John Kaleo attended South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland and Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland. John Kaleo was a one-year varsity starter at South River High School and two-year starter at quarterback on the Bowie High football team, and also played basketball, track & field, and baseball.

College career

Kaleo attended Montgomery College for two years. As a sophomore, he was a Junior College All-American, the NJCAA Player of the Year, and was voted the JUCO Player of the Year by the Washington, D.C. Touchdown Club.

Kaleo then transferred to the University of Maryland for his final two seasons. As a senior, he set single-season school records in passing yards (3,392), completions (286), attempts (482), total yards (3,472) as well as single-game touchdown passes with five. After his senior year, he participated in the Blue–Gray Football Classic.

Coaching career

He served two seasons, 2007 and 2008, as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Iona College Gaels.[3] Newly hired Towson head coach Rob Ambrose selected Kaleo as his quarterbacks coach.[4] He currently has two sons by the names of Parker and Carson.


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. External link in |title= (help)
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  3. ^ John Kaleo Biography, Iona College, retrieved July 23, 2009.
  4. ^ John Kaleo Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine., Towson University, retrieved July 23, 2009.

External links

  • Stats at ArenaFan
  • Kaleo Isn't Ready to Exit Arena
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