|Date of birth:||December 12, 1967|
|Place of birth:||Passaic, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|NFL Draft:||1990 / Round: 7 / Pick: 180|
|Kansas City Chiefs|
New York Jets
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards:||2x Ed Block Courage Award recipient (1996, 2003)|
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Szott played 14 years in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Jets, before retiring from football in February 2004. He remained with the Jets as an offensive line coach and in player development. Szott became the team's chaplain in 2006.
Szott grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and was a standout player at Clifton High School in New Jersey. He was also a standout high school wrestler in New Jersey placing fourth in the heavyweight division of the 1986 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Tournament. Szott was undefeated until the round robin portion where he was pinned by eventual champion John Matyiko of Virginia. Szott then was pinned by Carl Presley of Illinois in the semi-finals and settled for fourth place while losing by fall to Jon Morris of Virginia.
Szott and his wife, Andrea, have two children, the older, Shane, suffers from cerebral palsy. He is a tireless fundraiser for charitable causes related to the disorder. Josh, the youngest is 14 years old and loves to play sports.
- DeMarrais, Kevin C. "Leaving the spotlight for new, quieter careers", The Record (Bergen County), April 29, 2007. Accessed October 16, 2007. "Who: Dave Szott, 39. Then: Clifton High School and Penn State offensive-line star lasted 14 years in the NFL despite being a seventh-round pick by Kansas City Chiefs."
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