Too short for the NFL? Not these stars

* Originally published January 4, 2010 at 7:45 a.m., updated January 4, 2010 at 7:45 a.m.
By Bob Glauber

For Jim Leonhard, the expressions of disbelief are almost always the same.

At 5-10, 185 pounds and with a boyish face that makes him look as if he is 18 years old, Leonhard surprises just about everyone he meets when they find out he's an NFL player.

"They either don't believe you or they give you a little look like, 'You can't be,' " the New York Jets safety said. "For some reason, everyone expects when you're a football player that you're going to be 6-2, 250 pounds."

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