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Short NFL Players Who Show Size Doesn't Matter

Updated October 22, 2019 3.6k votes 400 voters 11.1k views59 items

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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  • 1
    213
    47

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Cornerback

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 2
    156
    44

    Darren Sproles

    Running back, Return specialist

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • 3
    105
    28

    Aaron Jones

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 4
    125
    48

    Tarik Cohen

    Running back

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • 5
    104
    33

    Mark Ingram, Jr.

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 6
    98
    30

    Marquise Brown

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 7
    83
    33

    Phillip Lindsay

    Running back

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 8
    79
    30

    Frank Gore

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 9
    81
    35

    Devin Singletary

    Running back

    5 feet, 7 inches

  • 10
    76
    38

    Devonta Freeman

    Running back

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 11
    69
    36

    Cole Beasley

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 12
    57
    31

    Marquise Goodwin

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 13
    46
    21

    Jamison Crowder

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 14
    46
    28

    Boston Scott

    Running back

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • 15
    43
    28

    Dion Lewis

    Running back

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 16
    35
    21

    Tavon Austin

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 17
    36
    22

    Deonte Harris

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 6 inches

  • 18
    31
    18

    Chase Edmonds

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 19
    30
    18

    Nyheim Hines

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 20
    33
    25

    Ryan Switzer

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 21
    35
    28

    5 feet, 8 inches

  • 22
    31
    24

    Taylor Gabriel

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 7 inches

  • 23
    26
    20

    Giovani Bernard

    Running back

    5 feet, 9 inches

  • 24
    30
    26

    Duke Johnson

    Running back
  • 25
    24
    20

    Andy Isabella

    Wide receiver

    5 feet, 9 inches