Born: June 20, 1983
Place of Birth: Waterloo, IA
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Career and Life
Darren Lee Sproles is an American football running back and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Kansas State, where he is the all-time leading rusher, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
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). Sproles is currently ranked 6th in career all-purpose yards in NFL history (19,020 yards).
Sproles's father, Larry, played running back at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Larry was 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) tall. His mother Annette died of cancer in April 2004.
Sproles maintains his off-season home near San Diego in Poway, California.