Texas A&M football: 5 most underrated players in Texas A&M Aggies history

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873. Mike Little. 4. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. (1978-1981)

Underrated Texas A&M players: Mike Little

Turning back the clock just a tad bit more for our next pick as Linebacker Mike Little gets the credit he finally deserves. Little ranks third all-time in Aggie program history in total tackles with 448, which was then a school record. Little started off his career with 105 tackles in just nine games, an Aggie freshman record, and finished his career with a career-high 117 tackles his senior year.

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Little, at the time, was considered undersized at the linebacker position. But mad up for it in the way he played the game. Shown in his career stats, Little always had a knack for finding the ball carrier. And despite being “undersized”, Little was not only strong but was fast as well, meeting the ballcarrier at the line more often than not. In high school, Little was a two-sport athlete in both football and wrestling, which would explain his ability to wrap up the opposing player and take him down immediately.

Little will never show up on the all-time lists and isn’t even in the Texas A&M Hall of Fame, which is somewhat surprising. But little embodies what it means to be a team player and shows that teams, whether successful or not, have those that are unknown that make just as big of an impact as those we always talk about. If you’re an Aggie fan and haven’t heard of Mike Little, it’s time you learn who he was and what he did for the program during his time at A&M.