Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Darren Sproles NFL All-Pupose Damage!

NFL All-Purpose Top #10

Congratulations and many cheers to Olathe North Eagles alumni Darren Sproles ('01) who recently accomplished a goal of climbing to #8 all-time on the NFL All-Purpose Yards charts. 

This past week, Darren Sproles reached 18,498 total yards covering a span of 12 seasons from 2005 to present. Those 12 seasons cover stints with the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to entering the NFL, Darren was a standout for the Kansas State (K-State) Wildcats of the Big XII. Moving up to #8 all-time allows him to be in the company of NFL Greats Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, and many more.  

Long before the NFL was in the picture, Darren Sproles was a hidden gem within Johnson County, KS starring at Football powerhouse Olathe North. During Darren's time at Olathe North, he was coached by legendary Head Coach Gene Weir (1981-2002 (1997-2000), 2012-2014) leading the Eagles to 3 6A State Football Titles in four years from 1997-2000. 

Below are additional accomplishments Darren Sproles earned while an Olathe North Eagle:
* Thomas A. Simone Award Winner 
* Kansas Hall Of Fame Player of The Year 2000
* USA Today Player of The Year  
* Career at Olathe North: 5,230 Yards/79 Touchdowns
* High School All-American by Student Sports Magazine
* Kansas City Star Player of the Year 2x
* Starred in Spring Track & Field

NFL Draft Status: 
* 2005 Draft
* Round #4/Pick #130

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