Jack Shapiro

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Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 5, 2001 (93)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1907
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 5, 2001 (93)

About

Fullback for the NFL's Staten Island Stapletons who stood at 5'0", Guinness-certified as the smallest pro football player ever.

Before Fame

He was a walk-on fullback for New York University's football team, earning a scholarship after his second year.

Trivia

In 1995, the NFL Alumni awarded him the Norm Van Brocklin Award for Outstanding Achievement, and four years later he received official recognition from Guinness Book of Records.

Family Life

His father was against him playing sports because his older brothers broke bones trying it; so he forged his father's signature to play.

Associated With

The 5'3" NBA star Muggsy Bogues was, like him, the shortest player in his league.

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