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Feel Good Story: 4 Foot 9 Jayson Carter

Feel Good Story: 4 Foot 9 Jayson Carter

Oct 27, 2013

Photo: Matthew Postins

Over the weekend the Rice Owls successfully beat down UTEP. The score was 45 to 7 but that’s nothing compared to what Rice pulled in the fourth quarter.

With no way of UTEP coming back, Rice let the 4 foot 9 135 pound  running back Jayson Cater take the field. Not only did they let him play but they also ran a play for the little guy. He ran one yard but the fact that he got out there and played was simply amazing. You can watch Carter’s run here:


Carter standing only at 4 feet 9 inches is a walk on player for Rice. After spending three years on the scout team, Coach David Bailiff decided to let Carter take the field to the applause of the crowd.

“I’m thrilled we got Jayson into a Division I football game.” said Coach Bailiff. (per ESPN)

Carter suffers from a genetic disorder that stunted his growth. That has never stopped Jayson Carter because of his talent. He has to be pretty good in order to walk on a Division I football team. Then we have to take into account his beast high school numbers. Cater ran about 18 touchdowns throughout high school and even played defense, recording 92 solo tackles. Carter took the run as nothing since this is simply what he does.

“When you practice every day, it’s like clockwork, I wasn’t really thinking about it. It’s just one carry.” said Carter (per ESPN)

Realistically this will probably be the last we see of Carter on the field, but I hope not. This a feel good story that I hope pops up again. Maybe next time he can get a little bit more run, so we can see him action again.

Was good though, it's me Everick Davis Jr. Born and raised in Portsmouth Virginia, I'm currently a senior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I watch every sport (not so much golf) but I am huge on the NBA. My favorite players right now are J.R. Smith, Russell Westbrook & Nick Young. Drinking beer and watching sports is my favorite past time and I do it year round! I used to play basketball on the regular until everyone else kept growing and I still stood at 5'6. So that's when I channeled my efforts into becoming the next Stephen A Smith or anything close to that. I currently write for "The Carolinian" newspaper in Greensboro, NC and intern for Random Fact about me, I love anime, my favorite one is One Piece! Second random fact, I got beatz! check me out

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