Sam Mills on Saturday will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At 5-foot-9, he will be the shortest linebacker to be enshrined. Who is the only other linebacker under 6 feet who is in the HOF? This player was a 13th-round pick by an AFL team in 1962 (he was not drafted by an NFL team). He played in three Super Bowls.


Nick Buoniconti. Buoniconti played for the Boston Patriots for seven years. Traded to Miami in 1969, he won two Super Bowl rings with the Dolphins. He was 5-foot-11. Buoniconti died in 2019 at age 78.