Thomas J. Kelleher
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Football
1988
2010

Biography

Tom Kelleher starred at running back for the Crusaders, playing on some of the top squads in school history. As a junior in 1986, he ranked second on the team with 737 yards and five touchdowns on 184 carries. Kelleher also caught 24 passes for 221 yards and a score during his junior year, as Holy Cross posted an overall record of 10-1 and finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation. He then led the team in rushing during his senior year in 1987, carrying the ball 134 times for 741 yards and 11 touchdowns, while posting 22 receptions for 219 yards and two scores. Kelleher helped lead the Crusaders to a perfect 11-0 mark in 1987 and a No. 1 ranking in the final national poll. A first team All-New England selection as a senior, he finished his career with 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns on 352 carries. Kelleher was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1988, and also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1989. In addition, he has spent the last 10 years as the color analyst on radio broadcasts for Holy Cross football games.