Top Ten Short Football Players

In this list, I will be counting down the best little giants in NFL history.

The Top Ten

1 Walter Payton Walter Payton Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

At 5 foot 10 inches, Walter Payton is said to be one of the greatest running back in NFL history. He played for the Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1987 and won a Super Bowl in 1985. He had his number (34) retired in 1987 and was a two-time NFL MVP. He also holds the record for rushing yards in a career. - BradyW

2 Barry Sanders Barry Sanders Barry Sanders is a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

This 5'8" inch football great does not let size keep him down. He has 10 Pro-Bowl appearances, 4 time NFL rushing yards leader, Heisman Trophy, Unanimous All-American, and an NFL MVP award in 1997. He also had his number retired in Detroit for an amazing career. - BradyW

3 Drew Brees Drew Brees Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He is the only player to have back to back to back 5,000 yards in three seasons straight. Brees also has the all time best completion percentage with 66.95%.

At Five foot Eleven, Drew Brees is a six-time Pro Bowler, an offensive player of the year, and a Super Bowl MVP. Drew Brees is sure to be a candidate for the pro football hall of fame some day. - BradyW

4 Steve Smith Sr. Steve Smith Sr. Steve Smith, Sr. is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Steve Smith Sr. is only 5 ft 9, but don't be fooled by his small size. In his career (so far), he has had 5 Pro Bowl appearances, NFL receiving yards and receiving touchdown leader in 2005, NFL Comeback Player of the year in 2005 and won a Super Bowl with the Panthers in 2003. - BradyW

5 Ronnie Lott

This 5 foot 11-inch tall Safety from the San Francisco 49ers, LA Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs did not let his size stop him from being one of the hardest hitters in NFL history. With 16 career forced fumbles and 8 sacks, Ronni Lott is one of the most feared hitters of all time. Some of his accomplishments are 2 times NFL interceptions leader, 10 time Pro-Bowler, and a four-time Super Bowl Champion. - BradyW

6 Maurice Jones-Drew

This 5 foot 7 bowling ball of a running back pounded his way through his eight-year career in the NFL. He was passed up by all teams in the 2006 NFL draft due tue his height. He ended up being a four-time Pro-Bowler, First Team All-Pro, and an NFL Rushing Yards Leader. - BradyW

7 Ray Rice Ray Rice
8 Ty Law
9 Doug Flutie
10 Sonny Jurgensen
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