Is he really that tall?
January 1, 2007 11:34 AM Subscribe
How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on?
posted by aerotive to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
These are the sports I'm most interested in but I'd be interested to hear about other sports as well.
Regarding college football I go to games at a big football college frequently. The players generally seem to be listed an 1in, maybe a 1.5in above their actual height. If they're listed height includes shoes, that'd be more accurate. I'm 6ft 3in, and the guys listed at 6ft 4, even 6ft 5 often don't look any taller than me.
Never been to a pro basketball game but I watch a good amount on TV. Here, to me, there's a split. The shorter guys, say Steve Nash & Allen Iverson, don't look like they are as tall as listed. The taller players, say Dirk Nowitski & Amare Stoudemire, seem to be taller than listed. That might just be my own perception though.