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November 6, 2009
The Morgan Middle School football team in Ellensburg, Wash., doesn't need a sheet to know when to go for the two-point conversion. It may have a sure-fire play: Just throw it to Brendan Adams.
"This is the first year my mom's let me play," Adams told Melissa Luck, an executive producer for KCLY4 in Spokane. "She thought I was gonna get hurt or something. It's my favorite sport and she said this is an opportunity she didn't want me to miss."
Height, actually, is a detriment in football. While NFL players keep getting bigger, the truth is, it's usually bigger, not taller.
Morris Stroud, who played for the Chiefs in 1970-74 is often recognized as the tallest player in the modern era at 6-10.