|Career highlights and awards|
First-team All-American, 1905
Howard Le Chevalier Roome ( – April 1931) was an American football player. He played halfback for Yale University championship teams of 1905 and 1906 and was selected by Walter Camp as a first-team All-American in 1905. Roome graduated from Yale in 1907 and married amateur golfer Florence Newman Ayres in April 1909. In May 1920, Roome won a $4,100 bet by climbing the 47 flights of stairs from the sub-cellar to the cupola of the Equitable Building in New York in 8 minutes, 52 seconds. He later went into the real estate business and lived in Westbury, New York. He died in April 1931.
- "All-American Eleven: Walter Camp Selects the Best Football Team; West Figures Prominently". The Washington Post. 1905-12-20.
- "Roome-Ayres Wedding on April 24". The New York Times. 1909-04-20.
- "CLIMBS 40 STORIES IN 9 MINUTES ON BET; Veteran Yale Athlete Wins $4,100 in Race Up Equitable Building Stairs. 940 STEPS, TWO AT STRIDE Skeptic Allowed 40 Minutes for Test, With $100 Bonus for Each Minute Under Limit". The New York Times. 1920-05-05.
- "HOWARD LE C. ROOME, FORMER ATHLETE, DIES; Realty Firm's Head Is Stricken Suddenly--Once a Star Halfback at Yale". The New York Times. 1931-04-11.