Where are they now: Chad Spann
Chad Spann is a retired football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts and more teams.
Spann attended North Central from 2003-2007, 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.
After high school, he attended Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference. His career highlights in college included; 2010 Vern Smith Leadership Award Winner
2010 MAC Offensive Player of the Year, two time 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.
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.
On October 18, 2011, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the practice squad. On November 7, 2011, he was released from the practice squad.
On January 4, 2012, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. On January 8, 2012, he played in the Steelers’ playoff loss to the Denver Broncos. On May 2, 2012, he was released.
Spann was signed by the New York Jets on July 27, 2013. He was released on August 26, 2013.
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.
He later signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders 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 later suffered from a torn ACL while with the Roughriders. He was released by the team on December 15, 2015.