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    Two other smaller backs that came here and did alright were I.M. Hipp and Jarvis Redwine. Jarvis was never heavier than 190 pounds and he was okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HZKRFAN View Post
    I might point out that one "undersized" back that we did land is none other than superman himself....Rex Burkhead!
    It's not the size of the man, it's the size of his heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint23r View Post
    Two other smaller backs that came here and did alright were I.M. Hipp and Jarvis Redwine. Jarvis was never heavier than 190 pounds and he was okay.
    Different era.

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    Different era.
    My feeling is if you are fast and have good vision and balance then it doesn't matter what era it is. There are plenty of backs out there 200 lbs or less that are getting the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutterputt View Post
    It's not the size of the man, it's the size of his heart.
    ...not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
    “If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” Marcus Aurelius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint23r View Post
    My feeling is if you are fast and have good vision and balance then it doesn't matter what era it is. There are plenty of backs out there 200 lbs or less that are getting the job done.
    Most are "niche" players. Guys who are complete backs tend to be larger.

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    Agree....this kid has the goods.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint23r View Post
    My feeling is if you are fast and have good vision and balance then it doesn't matter what era it is. There are plenty of backs out there 200 lbs or less that are getting the job done.
    Notre Dame only had one Rudy but Nebraska gets a new crop of Rudys every season

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    We really haven't had many small RB's at all. Frank Solich (Fullback not RB), Tim Wurth, and Terry Rodgers are probably it. Cory ross was short, though not that small. Keith "Endzone" Jones was a bit smaller than average, I suppose. Someone earlier mention IM Hipp and Marvelous Jarvis Redwine, neither of these two was very small, very much the same size as Doug Dubose and Jeff Smith, slightly under average. LOL, Rex is NOT small.

    PS--This is NOT a negative comment...just the facts.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All View Post
    We really haven't had many small RB's at all. Frank Solich (Fullback not RB), Tim Wurth, and Terry Rodgers are probably it. Keith "Endzone" Jones was a bit smaller than average, I suppose. Someone earlier mention IM Hipp and Marvelous Jarvis Redwine, neither of these two was very small, very much the same size as Doug Dubose and Jeff Smith, slightly under average. LOL, Rex is NOT small.

    PS--This is NOT a negative comment...just the facts.

    AA @5'9" 180 lb is the only one that comes to mind.
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    Dana Brinson was small too, but if IIRC he played wb.
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    The following article (although not based on college running backs) is very thorough in regards to running back size and success in the NFL, plus it's a good read for the inner geek.

    http://www.sports-central.org/sports...ning_backs.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHusker View Post
    AA @5'9" 180 lb is the only one that comes to mind.
    True, but he hasn't really had much PT yet.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 70county View Post
    havent been able to buy into the smaller backs. not saying that they cant find a role and be very important in todays pass happy football (perhaps my real issue) but we need to get a 200+ lb runner to be focus (newby?). kieth jones, derek brown are a couple smaller backs that did very well here, but on the most part our better runners have all been a bit thicker. what would be a realistic playing weight for him after a couple years? perhaps he works up to the 200 range but more than likely he is 165 now and end up around 190. i have not been a big fan of the triplets (green, heard, abdullah) as some have, and 1 year into that we have 1 db, 1 transfer, and 1 return specialist.....for every jones/brown it seems we have several t. rodgers, t. collins, d. horne, a. green...

    i'd take jonathan stewart over lemichael james every time...for those getting ready to reply about the great lemicheal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All View Post
    True, but he hasn't really had much PT yet.
    Not uncommon for a true freshman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHusker View Post
    AA @5'9" 180 lb is the only one that comes to mind.
    The first 'smaller' RB that comes to mind when I think of Husker football is Derek Brown. Calvin Jones, who happens to be one of my favorite 'Nebraska' players, and Derek Brown are the ideal RB situation. When those two were both getting over 1,000 yds in the early 90's...wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2FL View Post
    The first 'smaller' RB that comes to mind when I think of Husker football is Derek Brown. Calvin Jones, who happens to be one of my favorite 'Nebraska' players, and Derek Brown are the ideal RB situation. When those two were both getting over 1,000 yds in the early 90's...wow.
    Yes...hadn't thought about him in awhile...pretty small back.





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    The wee backs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberbach View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberbach View Post
    The wee backs
    Ahh yes! Memory is served!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint23r View Post
    My feeling is if you are fast and have good vision and balance then it doesn't matter what era it is. There are plenty of backs out there 200 lbs or less that are getting the job done.
    Barry Sanders 5' 8" 200 lbs. Although I think high school weight was less.




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