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Darren Sproles: Super Bowl Champion

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Former K-State star gets Super Bowl ring in 13th NFL season.

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

At 34 years old, in his 13th NFL season, Kansas State football icon Darren Sproles is a Super Bowl champion as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sproles didn’t play in the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots, as he remains on the injured reserve list after breaking his arm and tearing his ACL on a single play in Week 3 against the New York Giants, but Sproles remained signed by the Eagles and tweeted shortly after the injury that he planned to return after recovering from his injuries.

If that’s true, expect him to climb to at least sixth place on the NFL’s career all-purpose yardage chart. He currently sits at eighth, with 19,155 yards, just 25 yards behind Steve Smith and 35 yards behind Marshall Faulk. He also holds the NFL single-season all-purpose yardage record, with 2,696 yards for New Orleans in 2011.

In September, the Eagles published a great video about Sproles’ incredible career, from Pop Warner to the NFL.