Why is height an advantage?
Height is especially an advantage for defensive linemen, giving them the ability to knock down passes with their outstretched arms. Short running backs are at an advantage because their shorter stature and lower center of gravity generally makes them harder to tackle effectively.
Are tall men desirable?
Sexual attraction Towering, statuesque men do tend to have more allure. Study after study has found that taller men and women are generally considered more attractive. Intriguingly, you can even guess someones height from their face, meaning a mugshot on a dating website is not going to hide a more diminutive frame.
Does being tall shorten your life?
Shorter people also appear to have longer average lifespans. The authors suggest that the differences in longevity between the sexes is due to their height differences because men average about 8.0% taller than women and have a 7.9% lower life expectancy at birth.