Darren Sproles Celebrity Life
Born on the 20th of June, 1983, Darren Lee Sproles, popularly known as Darren Sproles is an American Football player. He is currently a Personnel Executive for Philadelphia Eagles and formerly played as running back and a return specialist.
Sproles used to play football in his college at Kansas, where he was an all-time rusher. San Diego Chargers later recruited him in the 4th round of 2005’s NFL Draft. He has also played for New Orleans Saints and even Eagles.
A Career as a Football Player
Sproles joined New Orleans Saints as a free agent before the season of 2011 and went on to break the National Football League’s record with 2,969 yards that year.
That season marked his career-high with 603 rushing yards and receiving 710 yards for a total 9 touchdowns.
Sproles is also the first player in National Football League’s history to have more than 2,200 yards in all-purpose for four different seasons starting from 2008-11. Currently, Sproles is ranked fifth in all-purpose yards in the NFL history.
Sproles attended his Elementary schooling at Rolling Ridge and his junior high at Oregon Trail. He attended Olathe North in Kansas for his high school. Sproles is known for having speech impediments since childhood.
In football, he earned the name “Tank” because he was born weighing 10 pounds. Sproles was named Kansas Hall of Fame Player during his senior year at school. During his high school career, he rushed 5,230 yards with an average of 8.4 yards/carry with total touchdowns of 79.
In 1999, as a junior, Sproles rushed 2,031 yards within 9 games. In 2000, as a senior, he rushed 2,485 yards and scored 49 touchdowns. Along with football, Sproles was also a track star.
In 200 meters race, he finished second. Sproles’s personal bests in the track are 10.6 seconds and 21.6 seconds for 100 and 200 meters, respectively.
From 2001-04, Sproles played at Kansas State University. During his last two seasons, he started all the games and set twenty-three school records.
In 2001’s season, Sproles made his debut in the game with New Mexico State and made 4 carries and one touchdown for 49 yards. In a total of 6 games, Sproles made 28 carries and 1 touchdown in 210 rushing yards.
By the beginning of 2002’s season, Sproles started to play more on the offense side. During the season opener game with Western Kentucky, Sproles made one touchdown with 135 rushing yards. On the 5th of October, 2005, he made 3 touchdowns with rushing yards of 121.
During the 2003 season, Sproles made one touchdown in rushing yards of 175 in the game with California. He finished that season with a total of 16 touchdowns with an exceptional number of rushing yards of 1,986.
The same year, Sproles graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology.
Later in 2005, Sproles was recruited by San Diego Chargers during the 4th round of 2005’s NFL Draft. He was made the 3rd running back for the 2005-06 seasons.
But during the preseason, Sproles had to face an injury to his ankle and spent the 2006 season on the injured list.
Eight years later, on the 13th of March, 2014, Sproles recruited by Philadelphia Eagles during the 2014’s fifth-round pick. Later on the 29th of July 2016, Sproles got into a 1-year contract with Eagles until 2017 for $4.5 million.
Larry, Sproles’s father, was a running back in the MidAmerica Nazarene University.
His mother, Annette, died due to cancer in April of 2004. Sproles spends his off-season at his home in Poway, near to San Diego.
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