NFL betting facts show that running back Darren Sproles of the San Diego Chargers is 5’6” and is an inch shorter than Baltimore’s Jermaine Lewis.
NFL betting facts tell us that although Sproles is short, he is not the shortest player in NFL history. The question of who is the shortest player in the NFL history books takes us back a long time. NFL betting facts show that Jack "Soapy" Shapiro was 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 126 pounds. He played for the Staten Island Stapletons in 1929 according to NFL betting history. NFL betting history shows that the Staten Island Stapletons were a team that played in the NFL from 1929 to 1930. They also played from 1931-1932 under the name of “Stapes” according to NFL betting facts. The team was located in Staten Island, New York.
Many people wonder who is the shortest player in the NFL and Sproles is an easy answer to that question. He made NFL betting history in 2007 as he returned a kickoff and a punt for his first two NFL touchdowns. He is the first player in NFL betting history to score his first two touchdowns in that manner. He was the first player to return both a kick and a punt for a touchdown in the same game since Dante Hall did it in 2003. Late last season Sproles got his first career rushing touchdown against Detroit according to NFL betting stats. He added a second touchdown in that game and went over 100 yards rushing according to NFL betting stats. His role with San Diego will increase in 2008 as he will now be the primary backup to LaDainian Tomlinson. Michael Turner, who was Tomlinson’s backup, is now with the Atlanta Falcons.
The question of who is the shortest player in the NFL was a tie last season but Corey Bridges was cut by the Chicago Bears. He was also listed at 5’6” according to NFL betting stats.