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Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

List RulesVote up the players under 5'10" who best prove good things come in small packages.

Football is a sport famous for its big men putting big hits on their opponents, using their size and strength to overpower other players on the field, which is what makes the shortest current NFL players so impressive. All the smallest football players in the league right now prove how much can be accomplished with quickness, skill, and drive.

Running backs like Devonta Freeman and Jalen Richard have been able to exploit their small stature to sneak through holes and defenses and get into open space where their speed can be useful. While wide receivers tend to be on the taller side, WRs Tavon Austin and Jamison Crowder haven't needed a height advantage to carve out an NFL niche as talented pass catchers.

So who are the best small football players? Who are the shortest players who have accomplished the most with the least? Vote up the players whose skills more than outshine their small size, then head over and check out some more successful short athletes.

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  • Running back, Return specialist
    190
    48

    BirthplaceWaterloo, Iowa

    Age38

    TeamsPhiladelphia Eagles

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • 2

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Cornerback
    253
    66

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Age29

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, LSU Tigers football

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • Running back
    117
    35

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • Running back
    118
    41

    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    Age32

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • Wide receiver
    110
    40

    BirthplaceHollywood, Florida

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • Running back
    141
    54

    Age26

    TeamsChicago Bears

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • Running back
    91
    35

    BirthplaceCoconut Grove, Miami, Florida, United States of America

    Age38

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • Running back
    88
    43

    Age27

    TeamsHouston Texans

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Wide receiver
    82
    41

    Age32

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Running back
    91
    46

    BirthplaceDeerfield Beach, Florida

    TeamsBuffalo Bills

    5 feet, 7 inches

  • Wide receiver
    52
    27

    Age28

    TeamsNew York Jets

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 12

    Devonta Freeman

    Running back
    85
    46

    Age29

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Wide receiver
    67
    37

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Age31

    TeamsChicago Bears

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 14

    Boston Scott

    Running back
    55
    33

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • Wide receiver
    41
    26

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • Running back
    50
    33

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York

    Age31

    TeamsTennessee Titans, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Running back
    34
    22

    BirthplaceGarner, North Carolina, USA

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 18

    Chase Edmonds

    Running back
    32
    22

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 19

    Tavon Austin

    Wide receiver
    41
    29

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Age30

    TeamsJacksonville Jaguars

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Running back
    31
    22

    BirthplaceDavie, Florida

    Age30

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 21

    Ryan Switzer

    Wide receiver
    36
    28

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • Running back
    26
    21

    BirthplaceHomewood, Alabama

    Age28

    TeamsNebraska Cornhuskers football

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 23

    Quandre Diggs

    Cornerback
    23
    19

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 24

    Taylor Gabriel

    Wide receiver
    33
    28

    BirthplaceAbilene, Texas

    Age30

    TeamsCleveland Browns (2014–2015), Atlanta Falcons (2016–2017), Chicago Bears (2018–2019)

    5 feet, 7 inches

  • 36
    31

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida State Seminoles football

    5 feet, 8 inches