San Diego Chargers’ Little Big Man: The Darren Sproles Story

June 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Darren Sproles has had to overcome adversity his whole life. If not for his small stature, then certainly for his speech impediment.

It's a fair assumption that if Sproles was 6'1", 220 pounds, with a silver tongue, he would have been a first-round pick. What he did in high school and college was nothing short of spectacular.

High School:

He won so many awards, listing them would turn this article into a novel. Let's just say being Kansas' player of the year and in its high school Hall of Fame is common territory to Sproles.

For you stat hounds, he was incredible.

5,230 yards
8.4 yards per carry
79 Touchdowns

He didn't just lead his team to a 12-0 record and a 6A State title, Sproles was the team!
College: Kansas State

4,979 yards (11th all-time college)
6.1 yards per attempt
45 touchdowns

Sproles earned 23 school records for his play at Kansas State, including being ranke...

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