|Yale Bulldogs — No. N/A|
|Date of birth:|
|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. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1909/04/20/101035108.pdf.
- ↑ "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. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1920/05/05/96888186.pdf.
- ↑ "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. https://www.nytimes.com/1931/04/11/archives/howard-le-c-roome-former-athlete-dies-realty-firms-head-is-stricken.html.