(Tulsa-AP) -- C.J. Carroll is living proof that small guys can beat -- and even defeat -- the big guys.
Carroll is a 5-foot-9, 182-pound former walk-on who lines up as a defensive end when the Southwest Texas State Bobcats use the "Cobra" formation.
He normally plays outside linebacker or rover. He plays defensive end roughly 20 snaps a game.
He tends to be about 100 pounds lighter than the guys across the line.
But he still produced a team-leading eleven sacks last season and needs just six more to become the Bobcats' career leader.
He may find himself lining up against Oklahoma State tackles Josh Lind or Kyle Eaton this Saturday.
Carroll says it's the biggest game he and many of his teammates have ever played in.
The Cowboys will host Southwest Texas State in their home-opener.