How tall is Peyton Manning - Page 2

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6ft 5.13in (195.9cm)
Mathew said on 18/Jun/11
JJ says on 21/May/11
could your tongue be any further up tom brady's ass matthew?, for starters you don't even no which pictures i'm talking about, and that picture you posted isn't fairer because vince is OBVIOUSLY leaning back there, so dropping posture LOOK AGAIN CAREFULLY Click Here
That is not what a man looks like when he is standing straight

Wow, just cause I think Brady is only 1/4" - 1/8" shorter than Vaughn all that? Jeez. I'm not persauded by your argument anyways, the pic says enough, Vaughn ain't much taller than Brady.
Mathew said on 17/Jun/11
RP says on 7/Jun/11
As for Randy Moss....he skipped the combine. And had individual workouts for teams and a Pro Day on Marshall's campus. Here is some stuff on Moss. His Pro Day he was 6'4" & 202 lbs...The Dolphins measured him at 6'3 5/8" & 196 lbs....The Cowboys measured him at 6'3 3/4" & 201 lbs...the Raiders had him at 6'3 7/8" & 200 lbs...and The Vikings had him at 6'4" & 198 lbs. Guess some teams got him in the morning & others measured him in the evening. He now plays at 212-215.

No. Moss was measured at 6-03,3 which according to you is 6'3 3/8".
RP said on 7/Jun/11
As for Randy Moss....he skipped the combine. And had individual workouts for teams and a Pro Day on Marshall's campus. Here is some stuff on Moss. His Pro Day he was 6'4" & 202 lbs...The Dolphins measured him at 6'3 5/8" & 196 lbs....The Cowboys measured him at 6'3 3/4" & 201 lbs...the Raiders had him at 6'3 7/8" & 200 lbs...and The Vikings had him at 6'4" & 198 lbs. Guess some teams got him in the morning & others measured him in the evening. He now plays at 212-215.
RP said on 7/Jun/11
Idiots!....The NFL uses the units of 8 when listing measurements....Duh!! 6-04,1 would be 6'4 1/8"...6-04,2 would be 6'4 1/4".....6-04,3 would be 6'4 3/8"...6-04,4 would would be 6'4 1/2"...6-04,5 would be 6'4 5/8"...6-04,6 would be 6'4 3/4" and finally 6-04,7 would be 6'4 7/8". And in The Brady & Kobe face to face meeting Kobe was about 1/4"-1/2" taller "we just don't know Tom's footwear that night.
RP said on 7/Jun/11
Tom Brady was 6'4 3/8" barefoot'd and 211 lbs at his NFL Rookie combine. He now plays at about 222, 223. Peyton was 6'5 1/4" barefoot & 227 lbs at his NFL combine and now plays at 232-235.
Mathew said on 16/May/11
JJ says on 11/May/11
Tom brady sure does not look 6'4, compared to 6'4/6'5 vaughn he looks 6'3.5 in comparison has to be said, i'm pretty sure tom brady was measured in the morning

That's bunk. I'm sick of everyone using that one stupid picture, this one is way fairer. Click Here
Brady is almost the same height as Vince Vaughn (who is 6'4.5").
Viper said on 12/May/11
Remember, Kobe Bryant basically looked the same height as Brady, and some think Kobe is over 6-5.
Viper said on 12/May/11
Brady was measured at 6-4 3/8 in the morning probably. I doubt he dips under 6-4.
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 26/Apr/11
Maria Sharapova looks 6'1 flat next to him, she reachs just under his eyes with the top of her head.
Clay said on 25/Mar/11
Yeah Moss is more 6'3''.
Viper said on 1/Mar/11
Moss always looked shorter than 6-4 Tom Brady
Mathew said on 27/Feb/11
Additionally to Manning's 6'5.25" height, Randy Moss although commonly called 6'4" or 6'5" is really only 6'3.25": Click Here
Mathew said on 26/Feb/11
The NFL heights are usually decent, Manning is 6'5.25" as his pre-draft measurement states: Click Here
You get the occasional odd situation like where Steve Young being listed at 6'2" and Drew Bledsoe at 6'5" for a supposed 3" difference in height when in reality it is a whopping 6" difference (Young is 6'0" and Bledsoe 6'6").
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/11
Viper says on 29/Jan/11
This says Im right. Click Here

That's just the opinion of the guy who wrote that site. Couchscout has guys at .8 and .9 How do you explain that?
Viper said on 29/Jan/11
This says Im right. Click Here
Mathew said on 24/Jan/11
I believe the NFL decimal rounding:
1/8 = .1
1/4 = .2, .3
3/8 = .4
1/2 = .5
5/8 = .6
3/4 = .7, .8
7/8 = .9
Not 100% sure though.
John said on 21/Jan/11
Viper actually we're both wrong. Every decimal is represented from 0 to 9...Doesn't make sense to me...there must be some bad rounding or rounding in some cases and not others.
Viper said on 19/Jan/11
Why would they round up like that
Anonymous said on 19/Jan/11
Viper no you're wrong. Heights are to the nearest 1/8 at the combine and then rounded up. 6'4 1/4=6'4.25 which rounds up to 6'4.3. 6'4 3/8 would= 6'4.375 which would be 6'4.4.
linke said on 15/Jan/11
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In sprint ad he says 6'5,230
Viper said on 7/Jan/11
6'4.3 is really 6'4 3/8

And I think he usually looks 6'4
Mathew said on 6/Jan/11
In this pic is says 6043 as his height.
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I assume it means 6'4 1/4", 211 lbs. If he really is that tall, he doesn't have the best posture. He looks more like 6'3" a lot of the time around other guys.
Jacob said on 5/Jan/11
Actually Combine stats, except for the 40 yards time, are very accurate. I was unfortunate to assist the 2008 combine, and let me tell you, these kids are treated like cattle. As for Brady's combine height, he was listed at 6.046. That's 6'4". I don't know how much the "6" stands for. By the way, the USA needs to adopt the metric system.
Mathew said on 26/Dec/10
Viper says on 25/Dec/10
Actually Tom was measured at 6-4 3/8 exactly

Are you sure? I know he was listed at 6'4.3", I thought .2" - .3" was 1/4, .4" was 3/8. Either way, we know pretty much how tall he is within 1/8". He claims he's 6'5".
Viper said on 25/Dec/10
Actually Tom was measured at 6-4 3/8 exactly
Mathew said on 23/Dec/10
Brett Favre is 6' 2 3/8", Tom Brady is 6'4.25", and Drew Bledsoe is 6'6".
Mathew said on 23/Dec/10
I found Peyton's pre-draft measurements, hopefully this ends the debate on his height.
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6 foot 5 and a quarter inch tall, 230 pounds.
Pro said on 10/Dec/10
I've seen him stand next to other QBs listed 6-5. He is either 6-6/6-7 or they are 6-3, 6-4. I think he is 6-6 coz he looks as tall as Joe Flacco who I think is the tallest QB in the nfl right now.
Clay said on 30/Nov/10
Favre was measured 6'2.5 when he was 21.

Little brother Eli is at least 6'4''.
Legend said on 4/Nov/10
He might be close to 6'5 flat, I wouldn't rule out 6'4.75 and his brother is barely 6'4, if that.
Viper said on 1/Nov/10
LordKevin says on 26/Oct/09
I have recently come to question the accuracy of Combine heights. They are apparently obtained very quickly, and 'without' the use of a stadiometer.

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Looks accurate enough to me
Viper said on 1/Nov/10
Brett Farve is a legit 6'2. He looks taller than other guys listed at 6'2 on his own team, like 6'2 listed Tavarris Jackson.
Jonathan Keenum said on 25/Jun/09
Warner was a product of elite players around him (Holt,Faulk,Bruce, Fitz,Boldin,etc.)

Manning is by far the best player in the NFl today and I would say he's closer to 6'6
Clyde said on 9/Apr/09
Brady > Manning... but Kurt Warner > Brady (at least Warner in his prime was). Peyton is a legit measured 6-5.25 going by his draft height btw.
JD said on 9/Feb/09
The Marino-Montana comparison is completely relevent. Theyre comparable players from a different era. Marino being the one who can't win in playoff games, and Montana Being the one who can.

As for the Patriots winning because of defense, I dont disagree that they had a solid defense. But regardless of that, Brady still had to march them back on several occasions in the dying moments of a postseason (esp suberbowls) to be in a position to win.

When has Manning truly done that in the playoffs versus his donks? As far as skill set goes, I'd be alright for saying they're on the same level, but as far as being clutch, and poised, Manning can't compete with Brady at all, and that just happens to be one of the most important assets a QB can have
brotha said on 23/Jan/09
JD, your argument has many flaws. The Patriots D and Bellicheck is what made NE great all those years along with Brady of course, but mainly the D. The Colts had no D except for two undersized DE's and. Also yeah, Harrison was a burner a few years ago, but the Colts always had undersized recievers that used to get held and bullied in the playoffs. Look at this year, the Colts would have been lucky to win 4 games without Manning, he seriously willed the Colts to at least 8 wins this year by taking them down the field in the 4th quarter. Not to mention the Colts small receivers were dropping balls and had trouble getting open and of course absolutely no running game. Manning had to make many risky plays to put the Colts in a position to win and he succeeded. Compare that to NE this, Brady get's injured but the Pats still win 11 games, because of their coach (D schemes) and Cassel's stability. All I'm saying is in terms of who's better Arguments can be made for both. And yeah I think Manning did get a superbowl when the D decided to play, so the Marino Montana comparo is irrelevent to the Manning/Brady debate. Manning=Brady for now, let's see yrs from now what their full careers are exposed.

Sorry for being offtopic but I would like to add some pro-Manning food for thought on his page. Then again there is no question about his listed height so what else to we have to discuss? :)
JD said on 19/Dec/08
clay, have you followed the nfl since the year 2000? Last I checked Brady can actually win playoff games. Not to mention Manning has had Harrison his entire life, with james as halfback for the brunt of time. in addition theyve had clarke and wayne. offensively manning has always had multiple weapons. take a look at the patriots when they won their superbowls, they had weak running game, one above average reciever. That taken into consideration, they still won those superbowls, and knocked off the colts more than once. In my eyes, and the eyes of the majority, quarterbacks are measured primarily on whether or not they can win, and whether or not they can win superbowls. Would you rather have Dan Marino or Joe Montana? I'll let you decide
yoyo said on 18/Dec/08
He looks to have 26cm on 5ft9 Mark Wahlberg.
Clay said on 17/Dec/08
Elaborate JD. they're equals.
Alex said on 14/Dec/08
Joe Flacco is the tallest QB in the NFL measured at 6'6.3 so roughly 6'6 1/4.
Alex said on 14/Dec/08
Bryon Leftwich is measured at 6'5.6 and listed at 6'5. This guy is probably slightly over 6'5 at his lowest height. Some guys will be rounded down.
Alex said on 14/Dec/08
These measurements for the players are taken in the morning. Not right out of bed but surely they're close to their max height for the day so you can probably take off 1/4-1/2 inch off their measured height and thats their height they are longest during the day I'd say.
JD said on 14/Dec/08
quote:Clay says on 6/Aug/08
JD that is a horrible analogy. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are equals, while Kobe blows Pierce out of the water

anyone who thinks tom brady and peyton manning are equals knows nothing about football
Viper said on 11/Dec/08
The Patriots have an offensive lineman at 6-1 1/2. The Bengals actually have an offensive lineman at 6-9 1/2. Thats the tallest measured height Ive ever seen in the modern NFL.
Viper said on 11/Dec/08
There are a few defensive linemen at 6-0-6-1. And a couple under 6-0 no less. The Eagles have 2 defensive linemen at 5-11. Click Here
Clay said on 10/Dec/08
I've never heard of an offensive lineman under 6'2 and most are 6'3-6'6.
Alex said on 8/Dec/08
Most linemen are at least 6'1. Rarely do you see them 6'0 or less.
Clay said on 2/Dec/08
Most corners are 5'10, 5'11 so yes its average for that position. Running backs range from 5'6-6'4 so 5'10'' could be seen as average though most of them are at least 5'11'' today. Though over 6'1'' for a running back is rare and un conventional but Brandon Jacobs at 6'4'' is a horse, I wish we had em in Seattle. Most safeties are 6'0, give or take an inch. Outside linebackers are 6'2-6'3 on average and 5'10'' is dwarf-like at on the offensive and defensive lines, you just dont see it.
Alex said on 2/Dec/08
5'10 for a RB is average and its a good height for one but for a CB 5'10 is a bit short since you'll have WRs 6'2 or taller sometimes. A good height for a CB would be 6'1-6'2 I think especially when you gotta guard someone 6'3-6'5.
Viper said on 1/Dec/08
A 5-10 running back or corner is average in the NFL.
t.j said on 1/Dec/08
All NFL players heights are verified to the 8th of an inch at the NFL combine, Senior All-Star games, and Pro Days. 6'5 1/2 sounds good to me. And 5'10 is short for the NFL, unless you are a runningback. At corner is short, but not short enough to really hold you back. And the average man 18-35 can run a 40 in under 6 seconds. To run a 4.5 takes a ton of natural ability. If a reciever runs a 4.6 at the combine, he is probably running a 4.9/4.8 during the season. I ran a 4.8 thoughout all of college and at my Pro Day (I was a long shot even for CFL, and I'm Canadian) I ran a 4.58. Preperation is how these guys run so fast
Alex said on 25/Nov/08
Viper, I dont know. I'd like try to see what I get though.
Viper said on 21/Nov/08
Yeah but do you run 4.5 40 speed Alex? lol
Alex said on 20/Nov/08
Anything under 6'2 for a QB is short. I'd be a good safety or if I bulked up 30lbs or so I could be a linebacker.
Uma said on 18/Nov/08
Hi, Editor. Any chance 4 Eli?
Clay said on 10/Nov/08
Considering there are 10 positions in Football (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, FB, DL, LB, CB, S), and 5'10 is short in 6 of them, it is small in Football. Period.
Viper said on 10/Nov/08
6-3 Vernon Davis makes Shawne Merriman look like hes 5-9 in this video, lol. Click Here Thats bizarre.
Derek said on 29/Oct/08
My dad's friend met Peyton about 4 years ago and said he looked 6'5.5"-6'6".

As for 5'10" in football, it can be quite average pending the position. For example, 5'10" for a RB or a safety isn't out of the ordinary at all. However, 5'10" for a QB or the OL/DL is basically shrimp like.
Viper said on 28/Oct/08
Yeah the 6-4 for Peyton on there is a typo. Hes a measured 6-5.

Clay, please. Stop with the "5-10" in football all across the board is shrimp like. It only makes you look stupid and ignorant.
Anonymous said on 28/Oct/08
Alex says on 6/Oct/08
Peyton Manning is only 6'4 going by couchscout. Thats gotta be a mistake. Hes a solid 6'5 for sure.

couchscout have his brother at 6- 4.6 and yet peyton has a clear inch on eli in every photo of them together
Clay said on 27/Oct/08
Tatupu is just under 6'0 apparently. Only further prooves my theory that 5'10 is shrimp-like in football, as Lofa looks small out there. Height-wise I mean.
Alex said on 6/Oct/08
Peyton Manning is only 6'4 going by couchscout. Thats gotta be a mistake. Hes a solid 6'5 for sure.
Alex said on 6/Oct/08
I am suprised Hines Ward is only 5'11 though. I am a big Steelers fan and was looking at their team on couchscout.
Alex said on 6/Oct/08
Lofa is listed at 6'0 but likely 5'11.5ish most of the day I bet.
RS990 said on 28/Sep/08
"He towered over listed 6'2" Steve Young (maybe Young is more 6'1"?)."

A couple of seasons ago, while talking about small QBs on an ESPN pregame show, Steve Young said that he was 6'0".
tj said on 23/Sep/08
all NFL players have had there height documented at the NFL combines. Peyton measured just under 6'5 1/2
Kevin said on 15/Sep/08
I saw when Peyton Manning & Richard "Rip" Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons who is listed at 6'7" were at the ESPY awards, backstage, standing by each other talking & Rip said to Peyton "damn i knew you were tall, but i didn't think you were this tall" & Rip had 1-2 inches on Manning
Clay said on 6/Aug/08
JD that is a horrible analogy. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are equals, while Kobe blows Pierce out of the water.
Mr. R said on 31/Jul/08
I saw Peyton in New York. He is 6-5.
Anonymous said on 30/Jul/08
Manning has been in commercials and on SNL...Tom Brady hasnt..that kinda makes him more of a celeberty than Tom Brady even if some people think Brady is better
jd said on 18/Jul/08
its a joke that peytons height is on this site, and Tom Brady's isnt. That would be like having Paul Pierce's height listed, but not having Kobe's.
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/08
QBs:Tom Brady's listed at 6'4" 225,Peyton Manning at 6'5" 230, Chad Pennington at 6'3" 225, Carson Palmer 6'5" 230, Derek Anderson 6'6" 230, Brady Quinn 6'4" 235, Ben Roethlisberger 6'5" 241, David Garrard 6'1" 245, Vince Young 6'5" 233, JaMarcus Russell 6'6" 269, Tony Romo 6'2" 224, Eli Manning 6'4" 225, Matt Ryan 6'4" 221, Drew Brees 6'0" 209, Jared Larenzen 6'4" 285 and a whole lot more
Viper said on 11/Jul/08
I noticed that 6-6 measured Matt Jones was arrested and booked at 6-5. I wonder why.
Viper said on 23/Jun/08
Peyton does not look 6-5 1/2 with 6-4 3/4 Kassim Osgood on video. Click Here
Clay said on 23/May/08
Odd he always struck me as shorter. Stocky build I suppose. Seattle really needs some size at cornerback and wide receiver, lol.
Viper said on 16/May/08
Lofa is closer to 6-0 according to his measurement on couchscout. Click Here
Clay said on 14/May/08
One of the best middle Linebackers in the game - Lofa Tatupu - is no more than 5'11'' as well.
Viper said on 14/May/08
I think Zach is 5-10 1/2 actually.
D said on 14/May/08
The thing is that height never matters in the NFL when it comes to linebacker, Zach Thomas, which in my opinion, is one of the most well rounded linebackers out there, and he's only 5'11.
Mike said on 10/May/08
how come Tom Brady's height isn't listed on the site???
Alex said on 1/May/08
Peyton claims 6'5 a lot too and he has an inch or so on Brady.
Jake Is Back said on 25/Apr/08
Bledsoe could possibly be 6'6". He towered over listed 6'2" Steve Young (maybe Young is more 6'1"?). Click Here . Bledsoe was a good qb in the 90s but not so much in the 2000s. Brady has claimed 6'5" but that would put Bledsoe at a ridiculous ~ 6'7" and Manning at ~ 6'6.5". I think the 6'5.25" draft height is accurate for Manning, but its only a quarter inch short of his current listing.
thekiddd said on 10/Mar/08
The funny thing is in US weekly a recent issue I am not sure which one, the article said he was 6'4"! Funny because most magazines add on height instead of take away height.
Nashville said on 27/Feb/08
I saw him in the Tin Roof bar in Nashville, wearing flip flops. He's easily 6'5".
Viper said on 27/Feb/08
Brady looks 6-4 to me.
Anonymous said on 26/Feb/08
Peyton looks close to 2" taller than Tom Brady. Up here in New England some doubt Brady is actually 6'4" as he was a good 2" shorter than Drew Bledsoe. Peyton comes off as about 6'5" next to most.
Alex said on 19/Feb/08
So likely that could be their real height for the day since its not directly out of bed and could have lost up to 1/2 inch already by the time they get measured but people are different though and dont always lose the same amount.
Viper said on 16/Feb/08
I think around mid morning.
Alex said on 14/Feb/08
I wonder how early are these measurments taken for the NFL combine. If its not too early the heights they are measured at could maintain for most of the day.
Viper said on 14/Feb/08
Peyton admitted that he has a huge noggin on some video from the Pro Bowl on He wears a big helmet.
Alex said on 13/Feb/08
Vegas, nice picture assuming they are in the same type of shoes. I see a solid inch between the two. But also these measurements are in the morning and I believe Peyton was measured at 6'5.5 as well. Either way 1-1.25 inches apart.
But christ Peyton does have a long ass head. LOL
Vegas said on 9/Feb/08
peyton and his 6'4.6 measured bro Click Here
Alex said on 6/Feb/08
I was rooting for the Giants, not that I am a big fan of them but I do root for them at times since I am from NY but my team is the Steelers. Also I hate the Pats anyway.
Viper said on 6/Feb/08
Tom Brady sure looked like a mediocre QB in most of the super bowl when he had some pressure on him.
Antron said on 6/Feb/08
I think Peyton is all of 6'5" and change, he is slightly taller than 6'4" or so Eli... mostly because Peyton has a really tall forehead.
Real said on 22/Jan/08
Remember guys.. It's not gay to want to make sweet and passionate love to Tom Brady.

With that aside.. Manning looks about 2 inches taller than Brady in pictures. Brady is listed at 6'4
nick said on 15/Jan/08
vegas Thats not 4 inches at all if peyton stood straight it would be more like 6 inches minimum
nick said on 14/Jan/08
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With jennie finch who is atleast 6'0 with what looks to be 3.5 4 inch heels which makes a 6'4 finch is beat by peyton by atleast 3 inches
nick said on 14/Jan/08
Click Here christian slater on this sight is 5'8, and is 5'8 yet manning looks 6'7 here.

with listen 6.25 james denton, looks 6'6 6'6.5 here
Vegas said on 13/Jan/08
you really cannot trust photos here george W bush only looks 3.5-4 inches max shorter than manning; 6'1.5" GWB anyone?? Click Here
me said on 11/Jan/08
I think Manning's just 6'5" flat. I saw a video of him standing next to his 6'3" dad when he was in college, and he wasn't much taller.
Lmeister said on 3/Jan/08
Even Martin St Louis himself has admitted in an interview that he isn't 5ft9. He said that he is 5ft8, but they list him taller. Another good example is that when Brian Rafalski came to Finland he was listed 5ft11 during the last seasons in Finland he was listed 5ft8.5. Now he is back in NHL and is usually listed 5ft10.
JackieTreehorn said on 2/Jan/08
About the NHL players under 5-10: I bet they do inflate a lot.
Martin St Louis can't be his listed 5-9...probably 5-7 tops. We used to chant the "Smurf theme song" when Vermont came to our school to play (since he and their other best player were < 5-7.
Peyton Manning is tall by the way.
Alex said on 30/Dec/07
What's Eli's combined height? 6'4 1/2 right?
Viper said on 29/Dec/07
I thought Bledsoe was just 6-5.
here said on 28/Dec/07
manning was a hair shorter than 6'5.5" bledsoe so 6'5.25" is spot on.
Derek said on 27/Dec/07
I always thought Leftwich was a flat 6'5". He seemed a hair shorter than Manning. One guy that is upgraded is Michael Strahan. He's listed at 6'5", yet was only marginally taller than my dad, who is 6'3 1/2".
Alex said on 26/Dec/07
Byron Leftwich is 6'5 1/2 but listed at 6'5. A rare downgrade.
Socom said on 26/Dec/07
I cant believe he lasted till the sixth round. The Browns got a steal.
Derek said on 26/Dec/07
Anderson is 6'6". JaMarcus Russell and Peyton Manning are both 6'5 1/2". Byron Leftwich I believe is a flat 6'5".
Viper said on 25/Dec/07
Derek is 6-6.
Socom said on 24/Dec/07
How tall is Derek Anderson? He might be the tallest QB in the NFL.
Kevin Durant said on 20/Nov/07
Lebron James is a couple of inches taller than the 6'5.5" Peyton Manning.
LV said on 14/Nov/07
I've seen that commercial, but that is probably a very low 6'0" doorway. I'm not sure why they wanted to make him look so big.
lookuptothetallpeople said on 13/Nov/07
i saw this guy on a commercial looked at least 6'7 to me, as he was standing under a 6 foot 8 door frame and had to squeeze through it to get by lol
Chris Webb said on 30/Oct/07
I just got accepted to Purdue yesterday ,weird ( if anyone cares )
LV said on 25/Oct/07
Viper, of all the guys in the NFL that I was acquainted with, I knew Matt Light the best. That guy is an absolute riot! If you've ever seen the commercials he's been in or his recent interviews on Sportscenter, you'd know what I'm talking about. He's very down to earth, he'd the kinda guy you'd play cards with (back when we played Euchre all the time) and then go out drinking all night. It doesn't appear he's changed much since then, just longer hair and lots of Superbowl rings! When I first met him, he was a tight end and weighed 50-60 lbs less. Now he's argueably the best left tackle in the NFL.
Vegas said on 24/Oct/07
thats a bit like me LV; used to be in college with this guy (really quiet, nobody barely noticed him), next thing he appeared on a program (equivalent to american idol) and was the biggest pop star in the country for about a year, everywhere he went he was mobbed by girls (who didn't even say hi to him when he wasn't famous). I remember about six months after he hit the big time he came back to college to do a gig, he was like elvis (the amount of people there), lol
Viper said on 24/Oct/07
Most linebackers are really 6-1-6-2, in the NFL at least. Whoa, you went to school with Matt Light? Didnt know he went to Purdue.
LV said on 24/Oct/07
Viper, I was at that game and recall a very big win for Purdue. I went to nearly every single home game those guys played and several on the road from 1997-2002. I personally knew and lived with guys like Drew Brees, Shaun Phillips, Matt Light, Craig Terril, Roosevelt Colvin, Kelly Butler, Joe Odom, and several others, so it was always enjoyable to watch them play and do well. The funny part is that back then, those guys weren't that well-known so I have virtually no pictures or autographs. Plus, it would be kinda weird to ask someone for their autograph while you're sitting there eating lunch together or out at the bar. In hindsight, I wish I'd gotten pictures and autographs from all those guys.
JohnP said on 23/Oct/07
Viper, yeah the NFL often wants their quarterbacks to be able to look the offensive and defensive line in the eyes. The standard "height rule" for a QB in the draft is 6-3 (and 220 pounds in weight).

Some people claim that "6-1 is short for a linebacker" and so on, but it's actually more common with linebackers that are between 5-11 to 6-1, than linebackers that are 6-3 to 6-4, even though the standard "height rule" in the draft is 6-3 for a middle linebacker and 6-2 for an outstanding linebacker.

You can read more about size in the the NFL here: Click Here
Viper said on 23/Oct/07
Couchscout had Flutie at 5-9.
Alex said on 22/Oct/07
Flutie was 5'7 I read actually.
I think 6'2 and up is best for a QB actually.
dave said on 22/Oct/07
You have to be MASSIVE to be an offensive lineman. I've only seen one in the NFL legitimatly under 6'2...Hank Fraley, but he was a porkchop at 6'1'' 320. Guys like Leonard Davis and Bryant McKinnie are upwards of 6'7/6'8 350 of non-fat.
Viper said on 22/Oct/07
LV, I saw your boy Shaun Phillips on ESPN Classic the other day playing against Michigan in 2000. Drew Brees as the QB.

Height for a QB matters a lot in football because its easier to see over your offensive line. Height for the linebacker position is a little overrated. Youve had guys as short as 5-9 in the NFL excel at linebacker like Sam Mills, but thats the exception to the rule. The NFL generally wants linebackers that are 6-0 or taller. Being tall is an advantage for the defensive backs. Height is an advantage for wide receivers. Being under 6-0 is an advantage for a running back. Vegas the only 5-9 QB I know that excelled in the NFL was Doug Flutie. You really have to be 6-0 or taller for that position in the NFL.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 21/Oct/07
i kno i said they can probally range around 2-4 idk any off the tip of my head but i'm sure a few could have been i just emant it can be in that range sure its probally mostly just 2inches at ebst but im sure soem have snuck past with 3 or 4
Anonymous said on 21/Oct/07
In response to the comments about NHL player heights, standard rule of thumb with most hockey weights due to the insane amount of competition in the scouting process is that stats get inflated by an inch of height and 5-10 pounds of weight, every time. It's what mine was always bumped up by my coaches from AAA up through juniors. The weight is the more important issue though, frankly, because it's associated with strength. There are only a few players in the NHL that are really legitimately under 5'10 though.
LV said on 21/Oct/07
Vegas, height is very important for NFL QB's because most of their offensive linemen are 6'3" to 6'8". If you're 5'9" and one of their offensive linemen get pushed back near them, it would be very difficult to get a pass over the top of them or to even see their receivers. It's not uncommon for short QB's to accidentally throw the ball off of the backs or helmets of his linemen. I agree that a successful short QB is more impressive than a taller one. Doug Flutie is a good example. I think he was 5'9"-5'10"ish.
Bonafide said on 21/Oct/07
It also helps to be tall to see over the lineman because most of them are tall.
Alex said on 21/Oct/07
You don't have to be that tall for a QB in the NFL but its just most are 6'4-6'5. Under 6'2 is considered shortish for an NFL QB I believe.
Alex said on 21/Oct/07
LV, it depends some guy who are X height and 1/2 will sometimes round up then sometimes round down. Most will round up though. I can be 6'0 1/2 but only a few hours after being up and I'm more 6'0 most of the day so thats the height I say.
Vegas said on 21/Oct/07
LV; Couchscout have Drew Brees at a measured 6'0.2", maybe he grew???

i hear alot talking about height in american football (someone too short for a certain position), why should it matter??? i am sure a guy at 5'9 could easily do as good a job at QB as a 6'4 guy, but then again i don't know anything about nfl so.... imo the only sport where height is important is basketball, in all other sports/positions you should be ok regardless of height i would have thought, if the likes of ben wallace can give up the best part of a foot on some nba centers (and still hold his own) then the argument that you are too short for a certain position in the NFL seems like a load of BS to me.
LV said on 20/Oct/07
Jack is back....Drew Brees is not 6'0 1/2". I know him personally because he lived down the hall from me during our freshman year at Purdue. He was measured barefoot at the NFL combine just under 6'0" (somewhere between 5'11 1/2 or 5'11 3/4") and literally had to convince them he was 6'0". It was kinda a half joke but they did end up listing him at 6' even. It made the news (at least at Purdue) because many felt he was too short to be a successful QB in the NFL so listing him at a sub-six foot could've really hampered him. I realize any fool can measure him and see he isn't a legit 6'0" but its just a matter of perceptions. He may have never been given the opportunity had they given him a 5'11" listing. Regardless of his height (and slow start to this season), he's still one of the best QB's in the NFL and has been proving his doubters wrong since high school.

As far as Manning goes, during his Saturday Night Live show he said he was "around" 6'5". I took that to mean he was 6'4 3/4"+ and just goes by 6'5". He is a humble guy and always downplays everything so I wouldn't be suprised if he was 6'5.5" and just always says he's 6'5" when anyone else who is 6'5.5" would say they were 6'6". I have no doubts about his height since he is taller than everyone on his offensive line and is usually the tallest guy on the field. I live in Indianapolis so I hope to run across him one day, I'll make sure to get a picture with him when I do.
Alex said on 19/Oct/07
Roller blades give more height then ice skates then.
dave said on 19/Oct/07
I played ice hockey Alex skates give you anywhere from 3 to 3.5 inches, but also the helmet gives you a little boost too. Thats why hockey players in their gear look gi-normous when you see them up close.

I've seen players in the NHL listed at 5'8 and 5'9 - but the majority of guys that height get it rounded up to 5'10, im sure of that.
Alex said on 19/Oct/07
In the NBA the most you'll get is a 2 inch inflation I think.

Dave, you've never seen a guy in the NHL listed under 5'10? So you think guys 5'8 or less get listed at 5'10? that would be funny. For those shorter guys maybe they count the skates.
But how much does ice skates give to you anyway? 4 inches I think?
I have a pair of roller blades and they give an easy 4 inches to my height.
Vegas said on 19/Oct/07
Ball-A-Hallic; name a player in the nba, past or present rounded up by 4 inches

guys like dwayne wade and Kirk Henrich are basically their nba listed heights and there are many others. 1.5 inches is usually the cut off point for rounding up in the nba, very very rare to find a nba player rounded up by 2 full inches
Ball-A-Hallic said on 18/Oct/07
mostly in the nfl their heights are probally just riounded up by an inch and nba can probally range from 2-4
dave said on 18/Oct/07
Hockey is pretty accurate, but if theres a 5'7/5'8'' guy they always get the 5'10'' listing usually. Its like if you're under 5'10'', then you dont deserve to be in the league.
Alex said on 18/Oct/07
I think most NFL heights are right. Just some are rounded up 1/2 or so. With a few 1-2 inches more than they are which is pretty rare.
NBA we know are almost all inflated 1-2 inches.
Baseball, can be up to 3-4 inches like Viper said.
NHL I'm not sure on. Tough to say with them since they're in skates.
Viper said on 17/Oct/07
Couchscout has Joe Horn at 5-11. Chris, Ive seen Shawne Merriman in person and hes 6-2, not the 6-4 billed height the NFL gives him also. Most NFL heights are accurate, but there are a few one offs fudged by 1-2 inches.
Alex said on 17/Oct/07
I lose a bit more actually. 6'0 3/4, or 6'1 on a good day right out of bed then down to 6'0-6'0 1/4 from midday and on.
Chris said on 17/Oct/07
Jamarcus Russel was measured at 6-5 1/2" by the NFL. At that height, Jamarcus chooses whether he wants to be listed at 6'5", or 6'6". I've heard Peyton Manning was measured the same, and chose to be listed at 6'5", becuase he thought 6'6" sounded too slow.

I've met Jamarcus Russel a few times, and he is 6'5"-6'6", but not near 6'7", as some were saying.

Also .. the NFL measures without shoes, and only rounds up, or down by the 1/2 inch, at most. The NFL isn't like the NBA with rounding heights up. If a guy is listed at 6'3" or more in the NFL, you can probably rest assured that it is legit. Some of the guys that are listed at 6' or 6'1", there may be a little fudging, especially at QB, but even then, it is usually pretty accurate. I've met Joe Horn, who is listed at 6'1". I'm 6'5", and towered over Horn. I'd say he isn't anymore than 5'11". But most players in NFL heights are accurate.
Viper said on 17/Oct/07
6-3 1/2-6-3 3/4 and then usually down to 6-3 1/4.
Alex said on 16/Oct/07
Viper, whats your out of bed height, midday height and evening heights? I'm not sure if I ever asked.
Viper said on 10/Oct/07
They put a block your head fom what Ive seen.
Alex said on 10/Oct/07
I wonder how they measure you. If its one of those laser height machines which can be off a lot of the time. Or is it done by measuring tape or something else.
Viper said on 10/Oct/07
The NFL doesnt measure you in shoes btw.
Viper said on 10/Oct/07
Well, couchscout had him at 6-0 1/4. And Warrick Dunn is closer to 5-7.
Schnouzer Breath said on 10/Oct/07
think Mike Vick's height (ookie, lol) is with shoes; he always looked like the smallest guy on the field besides Warwick Dunn. the consensus here in the ATL was always, he was really just under six foot. Hey Hey Hey looks 6-5ish tops (not quite 6-6 methinks)
Jack is back said on 9/Oct/07
Drew Brees is actually 6'0 1/2. Rex Grossman is a just a legit 6'1.
Alex said on 9/Oct/07
I'm suprised he was rounded down to 6'5 then up to 6'6.
Alex said on 8/Oct/07
Viper, what was Byron Leftwich measured at? I wasn't sure whether it was 6'5 1/2 or 6'6.
RW said on 8/Oct/07
and how tall is rex grossman or drew brees? they are listed at 6' but not sure if they are legit 6 footers
Viper said on 8/Oct/07
"question for VIPER: where did you read that mike vick is measured at 6.025? hes listed as 6 foot even so you figure his real height would be 5 10.5 5 11ish..." had Mike Vick at a measured 6-0.2
Viper said on 8/Oct/07
Drew Bledsoe is 6-5 max. Jamarcus Russel i 6-5 1/2 max.
Vince said on 8/Oct/07
Remember Dan McGwire, Mark's brother? He played for the Seahawks. He was 6'8". Tallest NFL QB ever.
cantstop25 said on 8/Oct/07
stragne he gets listed at 6'5" drew bledsoe listed 6'5" however id bet hes taller then peyton
Anonymous said on 7/Oct/07
He is the exact same height as Vince Carter then.
Alex said on 7/Oct/07
Leftwich is listed at 6'6. I believe he was measured at 6'5 1/2 or something.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 7/Oct/07
Alex they say JaMarcus Russell is the tallest QB he was listed at 6'6 and i think measured at like 6'61/4 or 6'6.5 and i think leftwich is just 6'5
Alex said on 7/Oct/07
Mike Vick is exactly my height then. He can look taller than that sometimes.
Drew Brees is listed at 6'0. His exactly height is probably anywhere from 5'11 3/4 to 6'0 1/2.
PMfan said on 7/Oct/07
that is weird. The nfl has him listed as 6 foot 5 so i thought his real barefoot height would be like 6 3.5 or 6 4 maybe because i know sports round up alot. there is no way they would round down. i believe he is 6 4ish. oh and a question for VIPER: where did you read that mike vick is measured at 6.025? hes listed as 6 foot even so you figure his real height would be 5 10.5 5 11ish...
Viper said on 7/Oct/07
Actually Mike Vick is a measured 6-0 1/4.
Alex said on 6/Oct/07
The tallest QB is Byron Leftwich at 6'6.
Schnouzer Breath said on 5/Oct/07
dave, you are right on the money about Garcia, about 5-11 to 6 ft., just like Mike L. Vick, Tiger Woods, Elvis, etc. etc.
Matt Thomas said on 4/Oct/07
Actually Alex the average height for an NFl Qb is 6 foot 3 inches.
dave said on 4/Oct/07
Josh, I met Jeff Garcia in Calgary...where he played minor pro before going to San Fran. I was 5'9'' at the time, he was about 2 or 3 inches taller.
Alex said on 4/Oct/07
Most NFL QBs are 6'4-6'5.
antron said on 3/Oct/07
I think he mentions something like "If you like 6'5" quarterbacks with a lightning arm..." in a commercial
Alex said on 2/Oct/07
JK, you have tall uncles I assume then?
Either way at not even 17 yet I think you'll be 6'5 or a bit taller.
Jack is back said on 2/Oct/07
Eli is i think is 6'4.5 but he's listed as 6'4 in the NFL, remember him being listed as 6'5 in Ole Miss. He looks a inch shorter than Peyton in the commercials they make together.
6'3.5'' JK said on 1/Oct/07
I measured in the afternoon, my dad is 5'10'' Alex, is Elisha Manning also 6'5''?
Alex said on 1/Oct/07
JK, you measured what time of the day?
But thats pretty tall. You should end up hitting 6'5 by 18-19 I think.
How tall is your dad?
6'3.5'' JK said on 1/Oct/07
Im still 16 Alex, yeah i measured and was 192cms
Alex said on 1/Oct/07
JK, so you're now 6'3.5? How old are you again?
6'3.5'' JK said on 1/Oct/07
Looks 6'5.5''
Viper said on 1/Oct/07
Garcia might be 6-0 on a good day, maybe.
Josh said on 1/Oct/07
Does any one know how tall Jeff Garcia is? 5'11 or 6'0 I canĀ“t believe hes listed at 6'1 haha.
qwerty said on 30/Sep/07
He's one of those guys who wouldn look average - maybe even short - standing alone in the distance. And yeah, his head probaby has its own orbit. I'm surprised he's so agile.
Jack is back said on 29/Sep/07
Peyton Manning's head alone is 6'5
Josh said on 28/Sep/07
He looks a bit over 6'5 like 196cm and yeah hes pretty tall.
RW said on 27/Sep/07
who really gives a damn once you are past 6'4! this guy is obviously just huge. i believe his 6'5.5 claim. he is one of the biggest QBs in the NFL
Alex said on 26/Sep/07
He is listed at 6'5 on They rounded down instead of up. Well if he's 6'5 1/4 then they would but if you're such and such height and 1/2 then you have a choice to be rounded up or down.
Eric Bonacchi said on 25/Sep/07
he also said that he says 6 ft. 5.5 in because "it sounds more athletic than saying a full 6'6 because that just makes you sound slow". He continues to say "thats something that Drew Bledsoe taught me. Not sure exactly where i read that but i will look for it.
Viper said on 25/Sep/07
Thing is there was a link off that had him at 6-5 1/4.
Alex said on 24/Sep/07
I believe it and sure looks it.

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