Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983) is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State, where he is the all-time leading rusher.
Sproles was named as a kick returner on the Chargers 50th Anniversary Team. He joined the New Orleans Saints in free agency before the 2011 season, and broke the NFL record for most single-season all-purpose yardage the same year, with 2,696 yards. During that season he set career highs with 603 yards rushing (6.9 yards per carry) and 710 yards receiving and a combined total of 9 touchdowns. Sproles is the first player in NFL history with 2,200+ all purpose yards in 4 different seasons (2008-2011).
By Dean Hanley
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