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## A word on how the NFL measures height

Posted on: February 26, 2010 4:58 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2010 6:14 pm

While the rest of the United States finds it enough to measure one's height in terms of simply feet and inches, the NFL adds eighths on an inch to the equation.

A person measuring in at 6-0 even would be listed by NFL scouts as 6000. A person at 6-1 and 5/8 would be listed at 6015.

This is the way in which scouts measure prospects during their initial scouting at the school throughout the year, during the all-star games, at the Combine and Pro Day workouts and any other private workouts.

I apologize if there was any confusion to readers with my previous posts...

Category: NFL Draft

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2010 6:16 pm

## A word on how the NFL measures height

My mistake, thanks nycdan and Josh...

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 5:51 pm

## A word on how the NFL measures height

Oh, that's what I thought.  Thanks nycdan!

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 5:50 pm

## A word on how the NFL measures height

Still confused here.  If a guy who is 6-0 even = 6000 and a guy 6-1 and 5/8 = 6058, what would a guy who is 6-0 and 5/8 equal to?   Thanks for the clarification.

Since: May 2, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2010 5:48 pm

## A word on how the NFL measures height

Small mistake.  6'1 5/8 " would be 6158, not 6058.

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