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Daniel, Reesing proving smarts, skills trump size

Originally Published: November 19, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

By any measure, Todd Reesing and Chase Daniel were can't-miss college quarterbacks.

By any measure but one. The tape measure.

It showed that both Texas high school stars lacked prototypical height for their position. Reesing, from suburban Austin, was maybe 5-foot-10. Daniel, from suburban Dallas, might have scraped 6 feet if he stuffed Kleenex in his shoes.

Not tall enough for the elite programs, that was the verdict. The tyranny of the tape measure can be a cruel ...

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