Shortest NFL Offensive Linemen

Who Are the Shortest Offensive Linemen in the NFL? (2023-24)

I’ve been a Sports Performance Coach for twenty years and I’ve always found it impactful to show the Offensive Linemen I coached the sizes of NFL players at their position. This has proven over the years to be motivational for players needing to add size and sometimes served as a harsh reality check.

I did the same research this season that I do every year. I poured through the 53-man active rosters for the 2023 NFL season, immediately following the final preseason cuts, a total of nearly 1700 players and broke them down by position.

By popular demand, I have put together this guide focusing on the NFL’s shortest Offensive Linemen. Get ready to learn some random, yet interesting, football facts that you can show off to your friends.

The Shortest NFL Offensive Linemen

The three shortest Offensive Linemen in the league are all listed at 6’1″. This is substantially shorter than the average Offensive Lineman who measures almost 6’5″. This group of three players, made up of two Centers and a Guard, are followed by a dozen players who are only one inch taller at 6’2″.

I’ve included all of these players, including what teams they play for and how long they’ve been in the NFL, in the two lists below.

Nick Harris

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 293 lbs
  • Position: Center
  • Team: Cleveland Browns
  • College: Washington
  • Draft: 2020, Round 5, Pick 160
  • Years in NFL: 4

Aaron Brewer

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 274 lbs
  • Position: Center
  • Team: Tennessee Titans
  • College: Texas State
  • Draft: 2020, Undrafted
  • Years in NFL: 4

Shaq Mason

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 310 lbs
  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Houston Texans
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Draft: 2015, Round 4, Pick 131
  • Years in NFL: 9

6’2″ Offensive Linemen

Here is the next tier of players who are defying the norms at the position.

Xavier Newman-JohnsonGTitans
Jovaughn GwynOLFalcons
Doug KramerCBears
Jordan MeredithGRaiders
Brian AllenCRams
Jordan McFaddenGChargers
Tyler LinderbaumCRavens
Olu OluwatimiCSeahawks
Isaiah WynnOTDolphins
Tremayne AnchrumGRams
Kyle HintonGFalcons
Damien LewisGSeahawks

Final Thoughts

So, what have we learned about these shorter-than-average offensive linemen in the NFL? A lot, actually. First off, these guys prove that height isn’t everything in football. Sure, being tall can be a plus, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. It’s how you use what you’ve got that counts.

These players show us that with hard work, smart play, and a bit of grit, you can stand toe-to-toe with the giants of the game and still come out on top. They’re not just making up the numbers; they’re out there setting an example that you don’t have to fit the typical mold to make it big.

It’s a great reminder for all of us, not just in sports but in life: don’t let anyone box you in with their ideas of what’s ‘ideal’. Whether you’re an aspiring athlete or just looking to tackle your own challenges, the story of these players tells us that with the right attitude and skill, you can overcome the odds, no matter how tall you stand.

In short, these guys might not be the tallest on the field, but they’re living proof that heart, determination, and skill can level any playing field.

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