Chad Spann

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Chad Spann
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Spann during the 2011 NFL season
No. 41, 32, 30
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-04) August 4, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
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,[1] and contributed to the Huskies first 11 win season.

Early years[edit]

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.[2]

College career[edit]

As a college player, Spann established a new single-season touchdown record for Northern Illinois.[3] Spann received the Vern Smith Leadership Award given by the Mid-American Conference.[4]

College highlights[edit]

  • 2010 Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner
  • 2010 MAC Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2x 1st Team All MAC
  • Back to Back 1000 yd seasons[5]
  • 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)

College statistics[edit]

Year Att Yards Avg Long TD
2007 11 61 5.5 14 0
2008 88 429 4.9 55 8
2009 179 1,038 5.8 79 19
2010 258 1,388 5.4 79 22
Career 536 2,916 5.4 79 48

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On July 29, 2011, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent.[6] On September 4, 2011, he was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury.[7] On September 6, 2011, he received an injury settlement.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On October 18, 2011, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the practice squad.[9] On November 7, 2011, he was released from the practice squad.[10]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On January 4, 2012, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[11][12] On January 8, 2012, he played in the Steelers' playoff loss to the Denver Broncos.[13] On May 2, 2012, he was released.[14]

New York Jets[edit]

Spann was signed by the New York Jets on July 27, 2013.[15] He was released on August 26, 2013.[16]

Houston Texans[edit]

On December 10, 2013, Spann signed with the Houston Texans. He played in one game for the Texans. He was released on May 15, 2014.[6]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Spann was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster on September 9, 2015. He was promoted to the active roster on October 23.[17] He played in one game for the Roughriders in 2015, rushing twice for 17 yards. He suffered a torn Achilles while with the Roughriders.[18] He was released by the team on December 15, 2015.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/natlRank.jsp?year=2011&rpt=IA_playerrush&site=org&div=IA&dest=O
  2. ^ "Chad Spann NIU biography". 
  3. ^ "Football's Chad Spann wins Vern Smith Award, given to Mid-American Conference's top player". NIU Today. 
  4. ^ Adelson, Andrea (December 1, 2010). "Chad Spann tabbed MAC's top player". ESPN. 
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/237698/chad-spann
  6. ^ a b "Chad Spann". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Colts put Spann on injured reserve for two weeks". northernstar.info. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Colts remove RB Chad Spann from injured reserve making him a free agent". northernstar.info. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bucs Add RB Depth, Chad Spann Signed To Practice Squad". pewterreport.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Chad Spann, Zane Taylor cut from Buccaneers' practice squad". bucsnation.com. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Steelers elevate Chad Spann to active roster". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Steelers Sign RB Chad Spann". pittsburgh.cbslocal.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Chad Spann". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Steelers Release RB Chad Spann & CB Antonio Smith". steelersdepot.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (27 July 2013). "Jets place CB Aaron Berry on IR, sign RB Chad Spann". Fox News. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Jets Staff (26 August 2013). "Jets Release 14 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "TRANSACTIONS – 2015". cfl.ca. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  18. ^ Severson, Jesse (April 21, 2016). "NIU football: Former NIU great Spann talks with Huskies, reveals thoughts about possibly walking away from game". daily-chronicle.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

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