I really thought it would be interesting to see where the NFL Players today, fit in with the players of the old. I wanted to see what player was the biggest ever, and who was the smallest. So I did some major research to find out some pretty amazing NFL Statistics for the readers here at NFL Draft Diamonds. Check out these interesting facts of players of the new as well as some players of the old. How do they compare? Check it out after the jump.
What player is the smallest in NFL History?
Jack “Soapy” Shapiro – Shapiro played as a Fullback for the Staten Island Stapletons, at the height of 5’ ½ feet tall. I won’t even tell you his weight, all you have to do is wait until the lightest player in NFL History at the bottom of the page to find out what his weight was.
The smallest player on NFL Rosters right now is Trindon Holliday of the New York Giants. Holliday is 5’5 and is used mainly on Special Teams.
What player is the tallest in NFL History?
Being taller than 7’0” is routine in the NBA. In the NFL, there’s only been one man. Seven-foot-tall defensive tackle Richard Sligh was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1967. He wasn’t put to much use, playing in just eight games and sitting on the bench during Super Bowl II.
The tallest right now in the NFL measures in at 6’9, and that is King Dunlap of the San Diego Chargers.
Who was the heaviest player in NFL History?
Aaron Gibson – Aaron Gibson once tipped the scales at 410 pounds, which is massive. Gibson played Offensive Tackle and was drafted by the Detroit Lions.
The biggest player in the NFL right now is Michael Jasper of the Carolina Panthers once tipped the scales at a massive 394 pounds.
Who is the lightest player in NFL History?
Well you probably couldn’t wait long enough to figure out how much Jack “Soapy” Shapiro weighed, sinc he is not only the shortest but he lightest player as well. I figure I will tell you. He tipped the scales at a whopping 119 pounds.
The lightest current player in the NFL right now is Trindon Holliday of the Giants as well. He weighs in at 165 pounds. Brandon Banks of Washington use to have the record at 155, but he currently plays in the CFL.
Who is the oldest player in NFL History?
George Blanda – The oldest player in NFL History goes to one of the best players in NFL History. Blanda was 48 years old when he retired from the NFL.
The oldest current player in the NFL on a roster is Adam Vinatieri at 41 years old. That is pretty impressive, and he is still kicking at a high level for the Colts.
Who was the youngest player in NFL History?
Charlie Powell – The youngest player in NFL History was Charlie Powell of the San Francisco 49ers who came in the league at 19 years old back in the 1950’s.
There are six players currently in the NFL at the age of 21, to include DeAndre Hopkins, Joe Kruger, Damontre Moore, Tyrann Mathieu, Marquess Wilson, and Keenan Allen
Who had the longest NFL career?
George Blanda – George finished his 26th season before retiring, which is a normal retirement for the working man in the United States.
Adam Vinatieri has been in the NFL for 18 years and is the leader.
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