Darren Sproles

Player of American Football
Born Jun 20, 1983

Darren Lee Sproles is an American football running back of the NFL who plays for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State. Sproles was named as kick returner for the San Diego Chargers' '50 Greatest Chargers' team.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Darren Sproles.


1983 Birth Born on June 20, 1983.


1999 16 Years Old In 1999, he rushed for 2,031 yards in nine games as a junior.
2000 17 Years Old In his senior year of 2000, Sproles rushed for 2,485 yards, scoring 49 touchdowns. … Read More
2001 18 Years Old Sproles played college football at Kansas State University from 2001 to 2004, starting all games in his last two seasons and setting 23 school records. … Read More


2003 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He led all FBS teams in rushing yards in 2003 with 1,986.
2005 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Sproles was drafted by the Chargers 130th overall in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
2006 23 Years Old He then spent the entire 2006 season on injured reserve list after breaking his ankle during the preseason.
2007 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 11, 2007, in the Chargers' 23-21 upset over the Indianapolis Colts, Sproles made history by returning a kickoff and a punt for his first two NFL touchdowns—the first player in league history ever to do so. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old On September 14, 2008, Sproles became just the second player in NFL history with 50 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards, and 100 return yards in one game (the other being Gale Sayers with the Chicago Bears). … Read More
On January 3, 2009, during an AFC Wild card game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sproles ran for two touchdowns in place of the injured LaDainian Tomlinson, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat the Colts 23-17. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old On March 4, 2010 it was reported that the Chargers will tender Sproles a contract, which was worth approximately $7.3 million. … Read More
On July 29, 2011, Sproles signed a four-year contract worth $14 million with the New Orleans Saints. … Read More
2012 29 Years Old On November 2, 2012, Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt announced that Sproles would be out indefinitely due to a fractured hand. … Read More


2013 30 Years Old In 2013, Sproles played in 15 regular season games, running for 220 yards and 2 TDs on 53 carries, making 71 catches for 604 yards and 2 TDs, 12 kickoff returns for 225 yards, and 29 punt returns for 194 yards. … Read More
2014 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 13, 2014, Sproles was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2014 5th-round draft pick. … Read More
2016 33 Years Old On July 29, 2016, Sproles signed a $4.5 million one-year extension keeping him in Philadelphia until 2017. … Read More
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