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10/28/2011 12:43 pm ET Updated Dec 28, 2011

Jayson Carter Walks On At Rice: 4'9" 130 Pound College Student Wants To Play Running Back (VIDEO)

Mark Twain once said, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

In Jayson Carter's case, there better be a whole lot of fight in him.

Carter is Rice Universty's newest walk-on football player, and he's only 4'9" and 130 pounds.

But according to him, his size is hardly a disadvantage.

"If they ever come up with a device that measures the heart and put it on top of my head, they'll see I'm 6-9," Carter told Fox 26 Sports in Houston. "When they see me they're like, 'whoa what's going on.' That gives me the upper hand."

"They're at a disadvantage because I'm lower to the ground than they are," he maintained.

Based on his high school numbers, it's hard to argue against Carter's logic. According to Lost Letterman, Carter accumulated 1,233 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career at Kipp High School in Houston, where he was the valedictorian of his class before attending Rice.

"Of all the short players who have gained notoriety in Football Bowl Subdivision, Carter certainly ranks among the shortest," wrote MK Bower of Fox Sports in regards to Carter. "The odds are slim that Carter will actually see the field this season, but his presence provides inspiration."

But perhaps the Owls could use any help they can get on game day. Carter reportedly accumulated 92 tackles, 152 assists, three sacks and an interception while playing safety in high school, a position the Owls could most definitely use help at after giving up nine touchdown passes to Houston quarterback Case Keenum on Thursday night.

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