Sproles in 2011
|Born:||June 20, 1983|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Olathe North (Olathe, Kansas)|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983) is an American football executive and former running back and return specialist who is currently a personnel consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). 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. He also played for the New Orleans Saints and the Eagles.
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 5th in career all-purpose yards in NFL history (19,696 yards).