Darren Sproles is an NFL running back and return specialist for the New Orleans Saints, and previously for the San Diego Chargers.
Sproles was originally drafted out of Kansas State in the fourth round by the Chargers in the 2005 NFL, where he was the backup to All-Pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson.He worked hard and excelled as a special teams player and as fill in for Tomlinson.
In 2011, he signed as a free agent with the Saints, and went on to have his best season of his career, to date, by leading the entire NFL in all purpose yards (rushing yards + receiving yards + kick/punt return yards.)
Despite his incredible season in 2011, the NFL did not change any rules to try and slow Sproles down, but that is exactly what happened when he played peewee football! Sproles was so much faster than everyone else in his league that they made a rule that his team was no longer allowed to run sweeps to him, because he scored a touchdown every single time!
It's no wonder that he has gone on to succeed in high school, college, and now the pros!