Darren Sproles

Player of American football Darren Sproles

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.
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20 June 1983
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Here's Why Christian McCaffrey Is The Next Devonta Freeman
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Texans’ J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins earn PFWA accolades
Houston Chronicle - about 2 years
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins have been honored again. Watt was voted to the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL Team for the fourth consecutive year, the league’s longest current streak. Watt and Hopkins, who helped lead the Texans to a 9-7 record and AFC South title, were voted to the PFWA All-AFC Team. In his fifth season, Watt led the NFL with 17 ½ sacks, 29 tackles for loss and 50 hits on the quarterback. He earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro recognition before undergoing surgery on his groin that will keep him from making the trip to Hawaii. Watt is a leading candidate to be voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the third time. He could join Lawrence Taylor as the only three-time winners in history. Watt was one of nine players to repeat on the All-NFL Team. In his third season, Hopkins had 111 catches for 1,521 yards and a team-record 11 touchdowns receiving. Hopkins was voted to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro second team. The...
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LeSean McCoy Can’t Explain Why Chip Kelly Cut ‘The Good Black Players’
The Inquisitor - almost 3 years
Since being traded to the Buffalo Bills, former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been very vocal against his former coach Chip Kelly. During an interview with ESPN, McCoy mentioned that he has “always respected him as a coach,” despite the fact that their relationship was not the best. But after mentioning his respect for his former coach, LeSean McCoy then turned and went after him for the cuts and trades that have occurred in the offseason. “You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason…. It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that.” LeSean McCoy said he’s not the only person to mention it, noting that ESPN‘s Stephen A. Smith has also discussed the questionable moves made by Kelly. But McCoy also noted that he has moved on from the issue since he is now with Rex Ryan and the ...
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Russell Wilson Highlights: Seahawks QB Outplays Drew Brees In NFC Showdown (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson was so impressed with the way Seattle prepared for its showdown against New Orleans that he made a point of texting coach Pete Carroll about it. That's just how Wilson is wired and partly why the Seahawks were the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot with their 34-7 manhandling of the Saints on Monday night. "That preparation was big," Wilson said. "I really think it showed up tonight." Seattle is the first team bound for the postseason. They need to go 2-2 in their final four games to wrap up home-field advantage and make the NFC playoffs go through Seattle. Wilson finished with 310 yards passing and attempted only three passes in the fourth quarter for 13 yards. His first three quarters were so good he could have become a spectator in the fourth. He threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Zach Miller and 4 yards to Doug Baldwin in the first half as Seattle built a 27-7 lead. Wilson added a pinball 8-yard TD pass to Derrick Coleman in th...
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NFL-National Football League highlights
Yahoo News - over 4 years
(Adds later games) Nov 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Saints 23, 49ers 20 Quarterback Drew Brees led a furious fourth-quarter comeback and Garrett Hartley kicked a 31-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome. The Saints defense forced San Francisco to punt after the 49ers took over at their own 20 with 2:06 left. Brees got the ball at the Saints' 40 after Darren Sproles was tackled by Kassim Osgood following a fair catch of the punt, resulting in a 15-yard penalty against the 49ers.
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Drew Brees Highlights: Saints Put Up Record-Setting Numbers Against Cowboys (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 on Sunday night. The Saints (7-2) has an NFL-record 40 first downs and a franchise-record 625 total yards. Brees connected with Kenny Stills on a 52-yard touchdown pass, with Marques Colston on a 22-yard scoring strike, with running back Pierre Thomas for a 1-yard score and with running back Darren Sproles for a 28-yard score with 5 seconds left in the first half. Sproles also had a 3-yard touchdown run, and Mark Ingram added a 4-yard scoring run en route to a career-high 145 yards rushing. DeMarco Murray had 89 yards rushing on 16 carries and a touchdown for Dallas (5-5) early in the second quarter. The Cowboys did not score again until Tony Romo's 21-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams in the last minute of the third quarter.
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Saints’ High-Octane Offense Sputters
NYTimes - over 4 years
The early loss of the sparkplug running back Darren Sproles took away a key component to its success.     
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Saints' Sproles, Jets' Kerley leave with injuries
Yahoo News - over 4 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles left Sunday's game against the New York Jets with a concussion.
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Jerod Mayo Injury: Patriots Lose Star Linebacker For Rest Of The Season
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England linebacker Jerod Mayo will miss the rest of the season. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve Wednesday. The two-time Pro Bowl player was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints. After tackling Darren Sproles, Mayo got up and reached for the upper right area of his chest. Mayo's agent, Mitch Frankel, did not respond to a request for comment on a report that Mayo had undergone surgery for a torn chest muscle. The Patriots have also announced that they re-signed defensive tackle Andre Neblett and signed cornerback Travis Howard to the practice squad. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
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Drew Brees, Sean Payton And Saints Offense Are Elite Of Elite
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words. Monday night, against Miami -- another undefeated team and stout defense -- Brees showed off his intelligence as well as his arm. In the first half, with the Dolphins consistently double- and even triple-teaming All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, Brees found Darren Sproles for 114 yards and a back-breaking touchdown before intermission. In the second half, he threw a gorgeous slant-and-go (sluggo) pattern to Graham for 38 yards and a score, Graham's second of the game. These are the decisions and the throws that Brees makes time and time again. His understanding and total grasp of what the defense is trying to do to him is off the charts. Wh...
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2013 Fantasy Football Season: Week 3: Who Are Some Solid Sleeper Running Backs To Pick Up Mid Season?
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Han Hu, Sports/Movies/TV. It depends on your league sizes. I play in too many leagues for my own good, but this is really dependent on how big your leagues are and how many you start. Here are some people I like: Premium Handcuffs These players would be instant great running backs on your team should the incumbent starter goes down. They're my favorite players to stash because they have the highest upside. All except for Helu actually has flex value in deep leagues on a week to week basis Ben Tate (everyone's favorite handcuff) Bryce Brown (Have you seen the Eagles play?) Bernard Pierce (Rice already hurt) Joique Bell (Bush already hurt) Roy Helu Situations to Monitor These are right now crowded back fields but someone could emerge in the next few weeks Lamar Miller/Daniel Thomas: Lamar was drafted way higher but still splitting carries. If Thomas gets injured, Lamar would become a workhorse back Bilal Powell/Chris ...
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NFL-National Football League roundup
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Sept 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $100,000 but was cleared to play this Sunday against New England after his one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's loss to the Saints was overturned. Goldson was flagged for the hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles, his third penalty in two regular-season games for unnecessary roughness or helmet-to-helmet contact. Goldson leads the NFL in personal fouls since 2010. - - Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski informed quarterback Brian Hoyer he will start Sunday's game at Minnesota. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Darren Sproles
  • 2016
    Age 32
    On July 29, 2016, Sproles signed a $4.5 million one-year extension keeping him in Philadelphia until 2017.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    In 2014, Sproles played in 15 regular season games, running for 329 yards and 6 TDs on 57 carries, making 40 catches for 387 yards, 1 kickoff return for 15 yards, and 39 punt returns for 506 yards and 2 TDs, good for second place on the Eagle's all time single-season PR yards, and the most in the NFL in 2014.
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    On March 13, 2014, Sproles was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2014 5th-round draft pick.
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  • 2013
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    On November 2, 2012, Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt announced that Sproles would be out indefinitely due to a fractured hand.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    Maintaining an average of 168.5 all purpose yards per game Sproles finished the 2011 season with 2,696 all-purpose yards, breaking the NFL single-season record, previously set in 2000 by Derrick Mason (2,690 yards).
    On December 26, 2011, during a game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sproles had 236 all-purpose yards.
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    On July 29, 2011, Sproles signed a four-year contract worth $14 million with the New Orleans Saints.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    On March 4, 2010 it was reported that the Chargers will tender Sproles a contract, which was worth approximately $7.3 million.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    He signed the tender on April 28, 2009, which was worth $6.621 million.
    On February 18, 2009, the Chargers placed their franchise tag on Sproles.
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    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).
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    On December 16, 2007, Sproles ran one yard for his first career rushing touchdown against the Detroit Lions.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    He then spent the entire 2006 season on injured reserve list after breaking his ankle during the preseason.
  • 2005
    Age 21
    He spent the 2005 season as the third string running back, behind LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner, returning kicks and punts.
    Sproles was drafted by the Chargers 130th overall in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
  • 2003
    Age 19
    He also led Kansas State University to its first Big 12 Conference championship in 2003, a win over # 1 ranked Oklahoma, 35–7.
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    He led all FBS teams in rushing yards in 2003 with 1,986.
  • 2001
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 16
    In his senior year of 2000, Sproles rushed for 2,485 yards, scoring 49 touchdowns.
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  • 1999
    Age 15
    In 1999, he rushed for 2,031 yards in nine games as a junior.
  • 1983
    Born on June 20, 1983.
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