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photo by Matthew Postins Okay, I lied! He’s not a secret weapon but he is Jayson Carter who is a meager 4 foot 9 inch walk-on running back who has been stashed on the practice squad for the past three season who finally got his first action for the Rice Owls. Carter is currently the smallest player ever to play FBS game, take a look at his first carry: “That young man is here ever day busting his tail on the scout team. He deserves it,” Rice coach David Bailiff said after the game. “I’m thrilled we got Jayson into a Division I football game.” Mr. Carter may not have taken it to the house but this will certainly be a day he will never forget. Hats off to you Mr. Carter, I may have laugh; but you have one up on me. I never played a down at the Division I level so the joke is on me! Follow us on Twitter LeRoy McConnell III@kcmac38 Part of the Sports Kings (@realsportskings) network The post Watch: Rice Owls 4 foot 9 secret weapon take his first collegiate carry appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.
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College football’s smallest player got the biggest carry of his career on Saturday afternoon.
Jayson Carter, a 4-foot-9, 135-pound walk-on running back at Rice saw his three years of hard work with the Owls’ scouting team pay off as he made his collegiate debut against UTEP, late in the fourth quarter.
“That young man is here ever day busting his tail on the scout team. He...
Rice 4'9" running back Jayson Carter (who weighs 130 pounds) made his debut this weekend. (Jayson has a genetic disorder that limits his growth.)
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College football's smallest player got the biggest carry of his career on Saturday afternoon.
Jayson Carter, a 4-foot-9, 135-pound walk-on running back at Rice saw his three years of hard work with the Owls' scouting team pay off as he made his collegiate debut against UTEP, late in the fourth quarter.
"That young man is here ever day busting his tail on the scout...
Rice Owls running back Jayson Carter achieved a lifelong dream on Saturday.
The momentous occasion came in the fourth quarter when the 4-foot-9 Carter received his first career carry with the Owls, which drew a loud applause from the home crowd, and also plenty of chatter from the broadcasters.
The 135-pound Carter spent three years on the scout team before getting a chance...
Standing at 4'9", running back Jayson Carter made his college debut for the Rice Owls on Saturday against UTEP.
The Rice Owls do not get mentioned very often for their football acumen. Folks just don't think of them when it comes to football when there are so many other, bigger programs in the state of Texas. They will make it into the news after Saturday's 45-10 spanking of UTEP though. Why?
Because they officially have the shortest player in the FBS.
Late in the game the...