As National Director of Player Development, Chad assists the firm in all areas of representation. Chad’s experience as a former player provides invaluable guidance to Authentic Athletix clients for pre-All Star and Combine training/testing, training camp and regular season game preparation.
Chad enjoyed a 15 year All-Pro NFL career as a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Chad was part of the feared 1994 Steelers’ Blitzburg defense, and was named to the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Pro Bowls. The two-time All Pro served as team captain for a half-dozen seasons.
During his playing career, Chad served as his teams’ player representative to the NFLPA for six seasons. He was a member of the player safety committee, and helped draft new programs such as the performance-based pay pool and the veteran minimum salary rule.
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Chad attended John Muir high school. An All State choice in football, he was highly recruited and enjoyed a stellar collegiate career at the University of Colorado. While at Colorado, he was a three time All Big 8 selection and was a major factor in the first ever National Championship for the University of Colorado.
Chad lives in Highlands Ranch, CO, where he lives with his wife and their two teenage children.