Shortest College Football Player Stands 4'9" But Says He Got The Heart Of A Giant!
Published on November 2, 2011
The shortest player in the NFL in the last 40 years is Reggie Smith, a punt returner for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets in the mid-80s. But at 5-foot-4, Smith was a giant compared to the newest member of the Rice University Owls football team. Jason Carter is a walk-on running back that stands just 4-foot-9 and is nine inches shorter than Daniel Ruettiger, the Notre Dame player whose life was portrayed in the movie "Rudy."