Standing just 4-foot-5, 11-year-old Julian Newman laces up his Size 4 kicks to not only play, but to play extremely well on his high school's varsity basketball team. Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues stood a little taller and wore bigger sneakers but were still undersized guards in the NBA. Emmitt Smith used his small stature to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher. Below is a list of athletes who have fared well in their respective sports but who were relatively undersized. Who is the best sportsman to stand 5-foot-10 or shorter?

Best undersized athletes

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

5-foot-7 catcher/outfielder

Muggsy Bogues

Muggsy Bogues

5-foot-3 guard

Doug Flutie

Doug Flutie

5-foot-10 quarterback

Mark Martin

Mark Martin

5-foot-6 NASCAR driver

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

5-foot-7 forward

Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

5-foot-7 second baseman

Calvin Murphy

Calvin Murphy

5-foot-9 guard

Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett

5-foot-8 outfielder

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

5-foot-8 running back

Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith

5-foot-9 running back

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

5-foot-9 wide receiver

Spud Webb

Spud Webb

5-foot-6 guard

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