John Kaleo


Position: Quarterbacks

John Kaleo is currently the National Combine Director and QB Director for the NFL Regional Combines.  He oversees all on-field testing and position drills conducted at the NFL Regional Combines and Super Regional Combine. Kaleo's responsibilities include overseeing quarterback drills and evaluating the position for the NFL scouts.

Kaleo also operates a training business called Kaleo Quarterback Academy based in Tampa, FL. He currently has 4 quarterbacks playing professional football and over 20 playing at the collegiate level. Prior to Kaleo starting his training business, John has over 30 years of experience playing and coaching at high school, collegiate, and professional levels.

In college, Kaleo was a two-year quarterback at Montgomery Junior College (1989-1990) where he led the nation in passing and his team to the NJCAA Championship Game. In 1990, he won the NJCAA Player of the Year and was later inducted to the NJCAA Hall of Fame. Kaleo transferred to the University of Maryland (1991-1992) where he set single-season records in passing yards (3,392), completions (286), attempts (482), total yards (3,472) and single-game touchdown passes with five. He led the nation in total offense with 305 yards- per-game and was named MVP in the annual Blue-Gray Senior All-Star Bowl in 1992.

After college, Kaleo played 14 years professionally in the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.  During his career, he amassed 35,355 passing yards, 581 touchdowns, and a 60% completion rate while playing for several teams. In 2003, Kaleo led the Tampa Bay Storm to an Arenabowl Championship and retired in 2007.

Playing Career

  • College: Montgomery Junior College (1989-1990)
  • College: University of Maryland (1991-1992)
  • Albany Firebirds (1993)
  • Cleveland Thunderbolts (1994)
  • St. Louis Stampede (1995–1996)
  • San Jose SaberCats (1997)
  • Anaheim Piranhas (1997)
  • New England Sea Wolves (1999)
  • Tampa Bay Storm (2000–2003)
  • Austin Wranglers (2004)
  • Los Angeles Avengers (2005)
  • Columbus Destroyers (2006)
  • Tampa Bay Storm (2007)

Career Highlights

  • NJCAA Player of the Year
  • NJCAA Hall of Fame
  • MVP for Blue-Gray Senior All-Star Bowl (1992)

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