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. [85] On November 7, the day after the Giants game, head coach Doug Pederson officially named Sproles as the starting back.

Week 6 is here! [94] He returned from his injury to play in the season-opening 18–12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. It's been 12 days since Eagles RB Jordan Howard suffered a stinger against the Bears and he still hasn't been cleared for contact. Here's the breakdown for each team's targets and touches from Week 5. He returned in Week 9, but further aggravated the injury. Sproles was named NFC Special Teams player of the week for returning a punt 89 yards for the touchdown. [15] Overall, in the 2002 season, he finished with 1,465 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. On April 28, 2018, Sproles re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year contract.

[105] On December 21, 2019, Sproles announced that he would retire from the NFL following the 2019 season. He was also named second team All-Pro as a return specialist, his first time on an All-Pro team. [26] On October 23, against Nebraska, he had 135 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. [12] On November 2, against Kansas, he had 110 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Michael Fabiano provides his tiered fantasy rankings at running back. [111], Sproles maintains his off-season home near San Diego in Poway, California. [35], 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. [30], Sproles finished 11th on the all-time college rushing yards list, with the 6th most all-purpose yards in NCAA history. [49] On October 19, he had a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 34–23 loss to the Denver Broncos. 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. — Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) September 26, 2020. [77] Sproles followed it up with a solid game against the Bills, with 7 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown in the 23-20 win.

Watch the highlights from the Week 1 matchup between the the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. As a senior, he was named the Kansas Hall of Fame Player of the Year and the USA Today Kansas Player of the Year. [10], In the 2002 season, Sproles's role in the offense expanded. [52], On March 4, 2010, it was reported that the Chargers would tender Sproles a contract, which was worth approximately $7.3 million. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated.

[39] He had 34 rushing yards in the AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots in the next round. Sproles was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl, and was named First Team All-Pro, his second straight year as an All-Pro and his first first team selection. ", "Darren Sproles will miss remainder of regular season with a torn right hip flexor muscle", "Eagles sign Jay Ajayi, place Darren Sproles on injured reserve", "Darren Sproles: Eagles fans, I gave you all I had", "San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers Career Kick & Punt Returns Leaders - Pro-Football-Reference.com", "Eagles announce changes in medical/training staffs, name player personnel director among off-field moves", "Garber: Chargers' Sproles is latest small wonder", https://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jEE0YZGb7YL4r3npKk9BlGOIj_uQD95ILIAG1, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Darren_Sproles&oldid=984377927, African-American players of American football, Sportspeople from the Kansas City metropolitan area, Articles with dead external links from September 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Philadelphia Eagles currentteam parameter articles, Infobox NFL biography articles missing alt text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Most combined total return yards in a two-game playoff span (2008): 602, Most All-purpose yards in a single season (2011): 2,696, Most All-purpose yards (season): 2,696 (2011), Most career punt return touchdowns: 4 (Tied with, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 20:06. [38] The Chargers made the playoffs in 2007.

Meanwhile, Murray and Mathews rushed for a combined 11 carries and 13 yards, although they each scored a touchdown rushing while Sproles did not. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Steelers receiver James Washington is expected to miss a few weeks with a shoulder injury suffered Sunday. [90] The Eagles went on to win Super Bowl LII.

All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. [84] Sproles would retain the lead back role the following week against the New York Giants, rushing 13 times for 57 yards, catching 3 passes for 14 yards, and gaining 76 yards on 2 punt returns. [58], On December 26, 2011, during a game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sproles had 236 all-purpose yards. He also had a 103-yard touchdown return. Sproles was named as a kick returner on the Chargers 50th Anniversary Team. [66] Sproles returned in Week 12 and played in the Saints' remaining games, finishing the season with 48 rushes for 244 yards and 1 touchdown, 75 catches for 667 yards and 7 touchdowns, 18 kickoff returns for 483 yards, and 23 punt returns for 183 yards.

[93] On July 15, 2018, Sproles announced that 2018 will be his last NFL season. He led all FBS teams in rushing yards in 2003 with 1,986. He was later revealed that he fully tore the muscle and was ruled out the rest of the season. That pass gave Brees 5,087 yards for the 2011 regular season with one game remaining. [8] In the 2001 season, he made his collegiate debut against New Mexico State and had four carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. [91][92] After the season ended, Sproles stated his interest to return to the Eagles for one more season. [70] He won offensive player of the week in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, rushing for 26 yards and a touchdown on 4 carries and catching 7 receptions for 152 yards, 2 of which were over 50 yards.[71]. [11] On October 5, in the game at Colorado, he had 121 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. And if the right coach rings his cell phone, we may be treated to one more season of the 5-6 playmaker. [37] Overall, he finished the 2007 regular season with 164 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 10 receptions for 31 yards. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles finds running back Darren Sproles on fourth down for 37-yard touchdown.

[1], Darren Sproles attended Rolling Ridge Elementary, then Oregon Trail Junior High, followed by Olathe North High School, all in Olathe, Kansas. [23] He graduated with a degree in speech pathology. The contract included $6 million in guaranteed money. NFL Network's Randy Moss talks about Eagles running backs Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi. Check out the full tally of the official injury report and gameday designations for all 12 Sunday games. Sixteen games are set to be played this week, starting with 11 on Thursday night, two of which will be broadcast live on NFL Network. He managed only 15 yards on 11 carries, but did have 5 receptions for 91 yards including a 62-yard touchdown. Sproles is currently ranked 5th in career all-purpose yards in NFL history (19,696 yards). All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. [29] Overall, he finished the 2004 season with 1,318 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also played for the New Orleans Saints and the Eagles. In 1999, he rushed for 2,031 yards in nine games as a junior. Larry was 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) tall. [3] Sproles was a star in football, earning the name "Tank", after having been born at 10 lb (4.5 kg). [98] He added another receiving touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 16. [36], On December 16, 2007, Sproles ran one yard for his first career rushing touchdown against the Detroit Lions. NFL Network's Shaun O'Hara highlights two players who could be the difference makers for the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Chicago Bears. Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983) is an American football executive and former running back and return specialist who is currently a personnel executive for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

Here's the breakdown for each team's targets and touches from Week 9. Latest on RB Darren Sproles including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on NFL.com Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was throwing dimes against the Miami Dolphins, finishing with five touchdown passes. [104] He was placed on injured reserve on November 15. Watch highlights of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney pressuring the Philadelphia Eagles running backs from Week 16. This last-play touchdown pass in the 4th quarter helped Drew Brees break the single season record for passing yards (5,084), held by Dan Marino since 1984. Our first full week of preseason football is upon us!
In the season opener against Western Kentucky, he had 135 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. NFL Network's Marcas Grant shares which players you should pick up for Week 17. [53] He appeared in all 16 games and recorded 59 receptions for 520 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 50 carries for 267 rushing yards. [101] In the Divisional Round loss to the New Orleans Saints, he had four rushing yards and 21 receiving yards. Darren Sproles only wanted to return to the Philadelphia Eagles if he was going to come back for his 15th NFL season. [86] Overall, he finished the 2016 season with 438 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 52 receptions, 427 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[87]. "[69], In his first regular season game with the Eagles, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 11 carries for a total of 71 yards and had 1 rushing touchdown (49 yards, which was the longest run of his career). [21] Overall, he finished the 2003 season with 1,986 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. [13] He followed that up with 103 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns against Iowa State. On September 25, 2017, it was revealed that Sproles suffered a broken arm and a torn ACL on the same play in a game against the New York Giants in Week 3. [50] On Christmas Day, he had 38 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 42–17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Sproles logged 317 all-purpose yards in a 39-38 loss to the Denver Broncos.

[72][73] For his efforts, he was elected to his first career Pro Bowl, where he was drafted as a return specialist but contributed on offense, recording 3 carries for 42 yards and 6 catches for 79 yards. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Darren Sproles will both practice this week.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones has been ruled out with a groin injury against the Colts. [18] On November 8, in a game at Iowa State, he had 201 rushing yard and three rushing touchdowns. Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles beats Houston Texans lineback Zach Cunningham for long catch and run. [59], On January 1, 2012, in the last regular season game, a 45–17 blowout of the Carolina Panthers, Sproles had 168 all-purpose yards, in which he had 5 returns for 99 yards (2 kick-off returns for 45 yards and 3 punt returns for 54 yards) on special teams, and broke the NFL record for all-purpose yards in a season (2,696). [81][82][83] In a Week 8 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Sproles took over as the lead back, carrying the ball 15 times for 86 yards and catching 5 passes for 17 yards. His statistics for the game included: 53 rushing yards, 72 receiving yards, and 192 return yards. Week 8 is here! He was also the winner of Thomas A. Simone Trophy, given to the top big-class football player in Kansas City metro area. [109][110] Watch complete game highlights from the Week 14 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.