The NFL is well-known for its massive players - from linemen who can top 350 lbs and receivers taller than 6'5". Additionally, growth has been a trend in the NFL with the players getting bigger, faster and stronger.
But there is still room for the short man in the game. We take a look at the shortest player to play in the NFL and shortest players by position.
The shortest player to play in the NFL since 1990 is Trindon Holliday, who at 5' 5" is a receiver who spends most of his time on special teams as a return specialists. His small stature gives him dynamic speed and agility to elude the considerably larger players on the field.
|Player||Height||Weight||Position||School||Draft Year||Overall Draft Pick||Drafted By||Last Season|
|Trindon Holliday||5' 5"||169||WR||LSU||2010||197||Texans||2011|
|Jim Breech||5' 6"||175||K||California||1978||206||Lions||1992|
|Darren Sproles||5' 6"||190||RB||Kansas State||2005||130||Chargers||2011|
|Mark McMillian||5' 7"||154||CB||Alabama||1992||272||Eagles||1999|
|Steve Jackson||5' 8"||182||S||Purdue||1991||71||Oilers||1999|
|James Atkins||5' 8"||306||T||Louisiana-Lafayette||Undrafted||2000|
|Buster Davis||5' 9"||239||LB||Florida State||2007||69||Cardinals||2008|
|Toby Gowin||5' 10"||167||P||North Texas||Undrafted||2000|
|Doug Flutie||5' 10"||180||QB||Boston College||1985||285||Rams||2005|
|Mustafah Muhammad||5' 10"||180||DB||Fresno State||Undrafted||2000|
|Allen Reese||5' 10"||294||DT||Kansas State||Undrafted||2003|
|Delanie Walker||6' 0"||242||TE||Central Missouri||2006||175||49ers||2011|
|Mike Schneck||6' 1"||234||C||Wisconsin||Undrafted||2009|
|Darryl Tapp||6' 1"||270||DE||Virginia Tech||2006||63||Seahawks||2011|
|Brandon Collier||6' 1"||280||DT||Massachusetts||Undrafted||2011|
|Sifa Etu||6' 1"||295||G||Arkansas State||Undrafted||2011|
Shorter players of note:
Shortest Players in other leagues: