David Christoff enters his ninth season with the Raiders and his fifth as Director of Football Analytics, having been promoted to his current post in 2019. Christoff, who served as the Raiders' Director of Player Analytics from 2017-18, originally joined the organization as a Player Personnel Analyst in 2015.
Prior to his time with the Silver and Black, Christoff built a player tracking system for football and developed new metrics to evaluate team performance in pass protection. He also served as a research analyst at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Christoff graduated from MIT with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, focus in applied math and fluid dynamics, and also played defensive tackle for the Engineers. Christoff's father, Carl, is a native of Massillon, Ohio and played football at Massillon Washington High School, alma mater of the legendary Paul Brown. His sister, Caroline, is an assistant professor of philosophy at Muskingum University.