In 2011, Jayson Carter walked onto the Rice football team. Jayson is 4-foot-9. He was born with a genetic condition that hinders his growth, and his dimunitive stature is where he'll stand for the rest of his life. No matter: On Saturday, with Rice firmly ahead against UTEP, Carter got his first career carry—a one-yard run up the right side that, Carter was pleased to say, wasn't for negative yardage.
The carry was the culmination of two years of dedicated scout team work for Carter, and a promise from coach David Baliff in 2011 that he'd one day get a snap. "That young man is here ever day busting his tail on the scout team. He deserves it. I’m thrilled we got Jayson into a Division I football game," Baliff said. And his teammates were visibly thrilled that he got game time. All in all: Cool shit indeed.
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