Football Player Jayson Carter: Small Frame, Big Heart

Maybe size doesn't matter after all.

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The Internet is buzzing about Rice University's walk-on football player Jayson Carter. Carter is 4-foot-9 and weighs 130 pounds. M.K. Bower writes:

"Carter joined the squad of Owls coach David Bailiff last week as a walk-on. Despite his small stature, Bailiff views Carter as a potential practice contributor, someone capable of bolstering the scout team and giving the starters something that could benefit Rice on Saturdays. Carter isn't some novelty act; he enjoyed quite the career at Houston Kipp Academy."

Carter's stats at the prep school include 1,200 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns at tailback, plus 92 tackles, 152 assists, three sacks and an interception at safety. He says that he's used to playing against guys who are 70 pounds heavier than he is.

Bower reports, ""All of my life I went against guys that are at least 70 pounds heavier than I am," Carter told a local television station. "So it's nothing I'm not used to. When they see me they're like, ‘Whoa, what's going on?' That gives me the upper hand."

Carter is the smallest player in the history of Rice University and quite possibly college football. He's proving that the size of his frame really doesn't matter. It's the size of his heart and love for the game of football that actually matters.

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