Bobby Rainey is used to hearing people tell him he's too small to succeed in the NFL. The criticism has served as motivation for the second year player from Western Kentucky.
He was released by his two previous teams, but appears to have found a home with the Buccaneers. Wednesday morning, Rainey was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 163-yard rushing day against the Atlanta Falcons.
"It's one of the things I'm blessed with, being short," the 5-foot 8-inch Rainey says. "I take advantage of that. With offensive lineman being taller than me, it's hard to find me because I'm so short. The offensive line does a great job blocking for me...I just get behind them and hide."
If Rainey continues to pile up yards and touchdowns (four scores in his past two games), opposing defense will look for new ways to seek out the "hiding" Buc.
Next up for Rainey and the Bucs: the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The game will be broadcast right here on FOX 13 at 1:00pm Sunday.
(And don't forget to watch Tailgate Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for all the latest Buccaneers news.)
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