In the first week of August the Fort Hunt running back underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but the operation hasn't slowed McCallum a bit.
Last Friday, the 5-foot-4, 150-pound McCallum scored three first-half touchdowns to lead Fort Hunt to a 27-15 victory over Lee and sole possession of first place atop the Gunston District.
But McCallum hasn't been used exclusively at tailback. Fort Hunt Coach Frank Creneti has had the enviable task of having to shuffle two talented tailbacks -- McCallum and Ernie Lyles. So Creneti uses McCallum any place McCallum can get his hands on the ball.
At tailback, McCallum ran for 60 yards on seven rushes and on three punt and kick returns he amassed 79 yards. McCallum was also used at flanker where he made a 29-yard touchdown reception.
Against Mount Vernon, McCallum, an all-Met selection at kick returner, provided the Federals with all their offense when he ran back the opening kick-off 88 yards for a touchdown as the Federals won, 7-6.
"He plays tailback and flanker for us," said Creneti. "If you put Willie out wide he gives us an extra dimension."
McCallum has rushed for 544 yards on 88 carries for a average of 6.2 yards per carry.