A lot of attention is paid to football players and how big they are. Who is the tallest football player to ever play in the NFL though?
Quite a few players have played in the NFL at the height of 6 feet 9 inches tall including Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair of the San Francisco 49ers, offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden of the Baltimore Ravens, defensive tackle Ernie Ladd from the old AFL, and Ed “Too Tall” Jones of the Dallas Cowboys.
Only one player has played in the NFL at the height of 6 feet 10 inches tall though. Playing tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1969 through 1974 was Morris Stroud who came to the team out of Clark College in Georgia. Over the course of his career, Stroud caught 54 passes for 977 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Though he didn’t technically play in the NFL, there was one player even taller than Marcus Stroud. For just 8 games in 1967, the Oakland Raiders of the then American Football League (AFL) had a rookie defensive tackle out of North Carolina Central named Richard Sligh. Sligh stood an amazing, for a football player, 7 feet tall and weighed 300 pounds.