Chad Levitt

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Chad Levitt
No. 31
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: November 21, 1975
Place of birth: Melrose Park, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Cheltenham High School
College: Cornell University
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 4th / Pick: 123
Career history

Chad Levitt (born November 21, 1975) is an American former NFL football player.[1]

He is Jewish, was born in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, is 6–1, and had a playing weight of 231 pounds.[1][2][3] He played high school football, and wrestled and competed in track and field, for Cheltenham High School, from which he graduated in 1993.[4][5]

In football his 1,601 yards (1,464 m) in his senior year set a new Cheltenham High School single season rushing record, and he was First Team and Outstanding Player of Suburban One Liberty League, Academic All-League, and a Montgomery County All Star.[5] In wrestling, he was a Suburban One All-Star.[5] In shot put and in the 4x100 relay, he was First Team All-League.[5] He was awarded the 1993 B'nai B'rith Sports Lodge Ted Domsky Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award.[5]

Levitt played college football for Cornell University, as a running back.[1][3] He was three-time All-Ivy, and an Associated Press All-American selection as a senior.[5] He set a Cornell and Ivy League career record for most rushing attempts (922), and a Cornell-best record for 100-yard (91 m) rushing games in a career (24). In 1996, he rushed for 1,435 yards (1,312 m) and was the ECAC Division I-AA Player of the Year, and the Ivy League Player of the Year.[5]

He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 4th round of the 1997 NFL Draft.[6] He played two seasons in the National Football League.[1] In 1999, he played for the St. Louis Rams, and in 1997 for the Oakland Raiders.[1]

In 1997, he was named the Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic (college) Athlete of the Year by US Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[5][7] In 2008, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[3] He is also a member of the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame.[5]


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  2. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Jared Shelly (May 15, 2008). "Inductees Join Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". The Jewish Exponent. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ ".". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Inductions | Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chad Levitt NFL & AFL Football Statistics". November 21, 1975. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Seibald Named Jewish Scholar Athlete of the Year". May 28, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2011.