Hartselle, Ala. – (WHNT) It’s never easy being the shortest guy in a room, and even harder looking up at defensive lineman in the backfield. That has no been a problem so far for Hartselle quarterback Jake Tiffin. The smallest player in the Tigers’ huddle has everyone looking up to him when they need a big play on the field.
“He does really well for being a short person. He overcomes that vertical limitation that he has there,” said Hartselle head coach Bob Godsey just a few days after Tiffin’s best performance of 2014. Jake threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of his team’s 38-6 win over Grissom. Tiffin is listed at 5 feet 7 inches but that’s certainly not going to slow him down.
“It’s just the way it is, it’s the way everyone is. I get cracked on everyday about my height, it happens though,” Tiffin said when asked about his height by WHNT News 19’s Chase Horn.
Football isn’t the only game Jake is overcoming the odds to dominate. “I’ve just always loved golf, I’ve been playing it since I was real little, It was my first passion.” That passion may one day translate to a college scholarship. Tiffin is a scratch golfer who once shot a 65. He would be the first to admit golf is his best sport, but for now Tiffin is happy under center in Hartselle.