Spann during the 2011 NFL season
|No. 41, 32, 30|
|Date of birth:||August 4, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Chad Spann (born August 4, 1988) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Northern Illinois University.
In 2010, as a college senior, he rushed for 1,388 yards and led the nation with 22 touchdowns, and contributed to the Huskies first 11 win season.
Spann attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, where he was a first team all-state selection his senior season. He holds the school single-season and career rushing yardage and touchdown records.
- 2010 Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner
- 2010 MAC Offensive Player of the Year
- 2x 1st Team All MAC
- Back to Back 1000 yd seasons
- Led nation in rushing TDs (2010)
- Second on NIU's all-time list for career rushing touchdowns
- Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Week (9/25)
On July 29, 2011, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. On September 4, 2011, he was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. On September 6, 2011, he received an injury settlement.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets
Spann was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster on September 9, 2015. He was promoted to the active roster on October 23. He played in one game for the Roughriders in 2015, rushing twice for 17 yards. He suffered a torn Achilles while with the Roughriders. He was released by the team on December 15, 2015.
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