Kyle Calloway

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Kyle Calloway
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-06-21)June 21, 1987
Belleville, Illinois
Died: July 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 29)
Vail, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Belleville (IL) East
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 216
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Kyle Calloway (June 21, 1987 – July 2, 2016) was an American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Iowa.

Calloway was considered to be a late-round draft prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft.[1][2] He was also a member of the Hartford Colonials and Baltimore Ravens football teams. He was killed when struck by a train while jogging in Vail, Arizona, on July 2, 2016.[3]

Early years[edit]

As a military dependant, Calloway attended three high schools in four years. He graduated from Belleville East High School in Belleville, Illinois, where he was an all-city and all-conference tackle as a senior, and also played tight end and primarily defensive tackle as a junior.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Calloway was ranked 55th among offensive tackle prospects in the nation.[4] He chose Iowa over Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his initial year at Iowa, Calloway saw limited action as a back-up at left guard in 2006. In 2007, he became the starting left tackle, but was replaced with Bryan Bulaga and moved to right tackle in 2008. He received an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention as a junior.[5]

In 2009, Calloway was listed at No. 13 on′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[6] In June of that year, he was arrested and "charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated" while driving a moped.[7]

Professional career[edit]

On June 8, 2010, Calloway signed a multi-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. He was released on August 30, 2010.

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Calloway ranks among the best offensive tackles in his class,[1] and draws comparisons to Marc Colombo.[8] According to's Gil Brandt, "Calloway should be a solid pro starter" at right tackle in the NFL.[2] He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round (216th overall).

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
323 lb
(147 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
All values from NFL Combine[9]

Hartford Colonials[edit]

Calloway signed to play 2011 for the United Football League's Hartford Colonials.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On August 9, 2011, Calloway signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but was waived on August 21.


On July 2, 2016, Calloway was jogging alongside a set of railroad tracks and was hit from behind by a train, killing him.[10]


  1. ^ a b "NFL Draft - 2010 OT Draft Prospects",
  2. ^ a b Brandt, Gil, "Top offensive tackle prospects for 2010 hail from the Big 12",
  3. ^ Former Iowa, Bills OL Kyle Calloway Dies at Age 29 After Being Struck by Train Archived 2016-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Offensive tackles 2005, January 18, 2005
  5. ^ Don Doxsie (2010-01-02). "Calloway works out at guard for Hawks". Quad City Times.
  6. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings",
  7. ^ "Iowa offensive lineman Kyle Calloway arrested". The Sporting News. 2009-06-20.
  8. ^ "Draft Profile: Kyle Calloway",
  9. ^ "Kyle Calloway Combine Profile",, retrieved February 27, 2010.
  10. ^ Augustine, Bernie. "Kyle Calloway, former Iowa lineman, killed by train while jogging". NY Daily News. New York Daily News. Retrieved July 6, 2016.

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