Is it possible for a 6-foot, 184-pound running back to take Division-II Football by storm?
Rahmann Lee is doing exactly that, while putting up Player of the Year-type of numbers for the Glenville State Pioneers.
"I mean, I feel like I'm a little guy. But I've got the heart of a lion. So I just do what I do best. I've been doing it my whole life," Glenville State sophomore tailback Rahmann Lee said.
More like the heart of a monster. Lee currently leads the Mountain East Conference in rushing touchdowns with nine. He's also second in the conference in total rushing yards with 911. Number-two may have flown under the radar when he arrived in Glenville...but he is now the main target for opposing defenses.
"I kind of just use my speed. Most people think just because I'm little, that I won't dip my shoulder on them. But I dip my shoulder and play underneath my pads, and finish my blocks," Lee said.
After last year's freshman campaign, his numbers caught the attention of Division-II Football, where he was awarded National Freshman of the Year.
"I really was surprised when I first got it. But then once I looked back on the year, I realized that I really had a good year. I had some good people here helping me out. I'm just ready to have another good and exciting year," Lee said.
But just like all great athletes, there's a story behind their dominance on the field. For Rahmann Lee, all he needed was a chance to strap on a helmet.
"Coming out, I didn't have the best of grades," Lee added. "I kind of slacked off during my early years of high school. But then I picked it up towards the end and I was able to come to college and play football. A lot of schools were looking at me, but some just looked at my size and thought, 'Oh, he can't play at the next level. He's little.' But Glenville gave me a chance. I'm just making it do what it do."
Taking a chance on Rahmann Lee has worked out for Glenville State, and not so much for opposing teams.
"They give you a chance to make something happen. I'm glad Glenville gave me a chance. I've been trying to make the best of it," Lee said.