NFL is one of the top leagues in the world because of its physicality, fewer restrictions, and a lot of fan bases around the globe. A game is known by its players. Despite the game, people also love to see their favorite players on the pitch. Height is one of the main factors in football. Talking about football, everyone thinks that a football player is the tallest 6-3 long. Usually, many players are of the tallest heights but in the history of Football, many of the excellent players were under 6-feet even some were under 5-10.

shortest NFL players 2022
shortest NFL players 2022

Similarly, in the history of the NFL, there have been players who were not very tall but had a lot of success, such as Wes Welker, who was named NFL receptions leader three times, in 2007, 2009, and 2011. To thrive as a quarterback or a defensive player, players must be powerful and frightening.

Here, we will enlist the 10 players of the NFL whose names are/were on the audience’s tongue despite their heights. First, we will have a quick list then we will have a detailed analysis of each player’s profile.

List of Shortest NFL Players

S.NO.PLAYERSTEAMHEIGHT
1Jack ShapiroStaten Island Stapletons5-1
2Trindon HollidayHouston Texans5-5
3Deonte HarrisNew Orleans Saints5-6
4Darren SprolesSan Diego Chargers5-6
5Jacquizz RodgersAtlanta Falcons5-6
6Tarik CohenChicago Bears5-6
7Boston ScottPhiladelphia Eagles5-6
8Andrew HawkinsNew England Patriots5-7
9Maurice Jones-DrewOakland Raiders5-7
10Jakeem GrantCleveland Browns5-7

Now, digging into the profiles of these smallest players one by one.

Jack Shapiro:

  • Team: Staten Island Stapletons
  • Position: Back (B)
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches 
  • Weight: 119lb (155cm, 53kg)
  • Career: 1929
Jack Shapiro
Jack Shapiro

Trindon Holliday:

  • Team: Houston Texans
  • Position: Wide Reciever (WR) & Return Specialist
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 162lb (165cm, 73kg)
  • Career: 2011-2014 (4 yrs)
Trindon Holliday
Trindon Holliday

Deonte Harris:

  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Position: Wide Reciever (WR) & Return Specialist
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 170lb (168cm, 77kg)
  • Career: 2019-2021 (3 yrs)
Deonte Harris
Deonte Harris

Darren Sproles:

  • Team: San Diego Chargers
  • Position: Running Back (RB) & Return Touchdown Specialist
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight:  190lb (168cm, 86kg)
  • Career: 2002-2019 (16 yrs)
Darren Sproles
Darren Sproles

Jacquizz Rodgers:

  • Team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Position: Running Back (RB)
  • Height: 5feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 205lb (168cm, 92kg)
  • Career: 2011-2018 (8 yrs)
Jacquizz Rodgers
Jacquizz Rodgers

Tarik Cohen:

  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Position: Running Back (RB)
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 191lb (168cm, 86kg)
  • Career: 2017-2020 (4 yrs)
Tarik Cohen
Tarik Cohen

Boston Scott:

  • Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Position: Running Back (RB)
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight:  203lb (168cm, 92kg)
  • Career: 2018-2021 (4 yrs)
Boston Scott
Boston Scott

Andrew Hawkins:

  • Team: New England Patriots
  • Position: Wide Reciever (WR)
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 175lb (170cm, 79kg)
  • Career: 2011-2016 (6 yrs)
Andrew Hawkins
Andrew Hawkins

Maurice Jones-Drew;

  • Team: Oakland Raiders
  • Position: Running Back (RB)
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 210lb (170cm, 95kg)
  • Career: 2006-2014 ( 9 yrs)

Jakeem Grant:

  • Team: Cleveland Browns
  • Position: Wide Reciever (WR)
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 171lb (170cm, 77kg)
  • Career: 2016-2021 (6 yrs)
Jakeem Grant
Jakeem Grant

CONCLUSION: 

Including all the leagues or sports around the globe, the NFL has always been and will always be a league which is dominated by tall, strong, and relentless players of different sports. However, the speed, power, and acceleration that players with a shorter build bring to the game should never be overlooked.

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