Howard Roome

Howard Roome
Yale Bulldogs
Position Halfback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Yale (1905)
Personal information
Date of death April 1931
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.[1] Roome graduated from Yale in 1907 and married amateur golfer Florence Newman Ayres in April 1909.[2] 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.[3] He later went into the real estate business and lived in Westbury, New York. He died in April 1931.[4]


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