Raised in Clifton, New Jersey, Dave Szott starred at Penn State University before being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990. After 11 years for the Chiefs, he then played for the Washington Redskins before finishing his 15-year career with the New York Jets.
Dave was a 14-Year NFL starter, Consensus All-Rookie Team member in 1997, All-Pro and All-Madden, and 1996 and 1997 Pro Football Weekly Top-Rated Guard. He was named 1996 NFL Man of the Year, is a two-time Ed Block Courage Award Winner and was the 2003 United Way Hometown Hero.
Dave was a New York Jets players assistant and assistant offensive line coach, and he is now the Jets Head of Player Development. He is also very active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the founder of Szott For Tots.