Dave Szott

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Dave Szott
No. 79
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-12-12) December 12, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth: Passaic, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Clifton (NJ)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 7 / Pick: 180
Debuted in 1990 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Last played in 2003 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played 177
Games Started 171
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

David Andrew Szott (born December 12, 1967) is a former professional American football offensive lineman.

Szott played 14 years in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Jets, before retiring from football in February 2004. He remained with the Jets as an offensive line coach and in player development.[1] Szott became the team's chaplain in 2006.[citation needed]

Szott played college football at Penn State for legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

Szott grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and was a standout player at Clifton High School in New Jersey.[2] He was also a standout high school wrestler in New Jersey placing fourth in the heavyweight division of the 1986 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Tournament. Szott was undefeated until the round robin portion where he was pinned by eventual champion John Matyiko of Virginia. Szott then was pinned by Carl Presley of Illinois in the semi-finals and settled for fourth place while losing by fall to Jon Morris of Virginia.

Personal[edit]

Szott and his wife, Andrea, have two children, the older, Shane, suffers from cerebral palsy. He is a tireless fundraiser for charitable causes related to the disorder. Josh, the youngest is 14 years old and loves to play sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20141205003026/http://www.kffl.com/player/1342/nfl/news/dave-szott
  2. ^ DeMarrais, Kevin C. "Leaving the spotlight for new, quieter careers", The Record (Bergen County), April 29, 2007. Accessed October 16, 2007. "Who: Dave Szott, 39. Then: Clifton High School and Penn State offensive-line star lasted 14 years in the NFL despite being a seventh-round pick by Kansas City Chiefs."

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