4-foot-9 Jayson Carter debuts for Rice

Updated: October 27, 2013, 1:28 AM ET
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With Saturday's game under control, Rice gave the smallest player in the Football Bowl Subdivision a moment in the spotlight.

Rice handed the ball to Jayson Carter, a 4-foot-9, 135-pound walk-on running back, late in the fourth quarter of the Owls' 45-7 win over UTEP.

Carter, who has a genetic disorder that hinders his growth, took the handoff from the left of the quarterback, carried it to the right tackle and was brought down for a 1-yard gain.

"I did what I was supposed ...

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