PLAINVILLE - As a third-year starter, Brady Callahan has evolved into both a multi-talented player and a key leader for the Plainville High football team as it enters the 2018 season.
“I’m just trying to help the team win in whatever way I can,” said the senior receiver and running back who’s also a key defensive back.
“He’s an athlete,” Plainville head coach Tim Shea said. “He plays all positions. He’s a natural leader - quiet, but when he speaks, everybody listens.”
As well as playing just about everywhere on the football field, Callahan is also the point guard for Plainville’s boys basketball team and the center fielder for its baseball team.
“He’s the last of your traditional three-sport athletes,” Shea said. “He’s like, that guy. In today’s world of specialization, to see someone who still does that, and is successful in all three sports, is good to watch. And he’s a great student, great kid.”
In addition to earning all-conference honors the last two years, Callahan was also presented with the Blue Devil Award for football - indicating that he best represents what the school wants to see in its athletes.
“He’s that package which a lot of coaches hope to get once in a while,” Shea said. “I’m glad we’ve got him now, and we’re going to use him a lot this year, just like we have the last two years.”