DOWNEY – Former Warren High School running back Jesse Callier received an invitation to attend the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp this week.
Callier was a three-year starter for the Bears during the 2007-2009 football seasons. He led Warren through two successful seasons as a junior and senior, including two consecutive San Gabriel League Championships in 2008 and 2009, and an appearance in the 2009 CIF-SS Western Division quarterfinals.
Callier rushed for 6,529 yards in 816 carries during his high school varsity career, 3,010 of which came during his senior year, leading the state of California and placing him seventh-most in the nation. At Warren, Callier accounted for 82 rushing touchdowns in his career, over half of which came during his senior season.
After graduating in 2010, Callier signed with the University of Washington to play with the Huskies.Callier struggled with ACL injuries during his collegiate career. Callier was one of the Huskie’s go-to return men in 2010 and 2011 with 32 and 25 kickoff returns respectfully.
He found himself in a role more akin to his glory days at Warren in the season that followed, however, it did not last long. He suffered his first injury in 2012 during an early season game against San Diego State University.
He returned in 2013 after redshirting the season, where he found some success in 49 rushing attempts, earning him 213 yards and three touchdowns. However, in 2014 he suffered yet another ACL injury before entering conference play, effectively ending his career at the college level.
Callier’s new opportunity comes at the end of the highly anticipated NFL Draft. He is one of 12 UW players who were either signed or invited to NFL camps after the draft’s conclusion.
In response to the invite, Callier tweeted, “All praises to the Most High for blessing me with the opportunity to showcase my talent in the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini camp #LetsEat.”
The try-out will begin Friday and will run for three days.