Dec 21, 2019 8:59 PM

Former KSU RB Darren Sproles retires after 15 NFL seasons

Posted Dec 21, 2019 8:59 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles has decided to retire, ending a 15-year career for the three-time Pro Bowl player.

Sproles announced his decision Saturday on the Eagles’ website, saying “Spending the past month on Injured Reserve has been hard. I want to be out there with my guys. But I’ve had the chance to spend a lot of time with my family and I’m at peace with this decision. ”

The 36-year-old Sproles has been out with a torn right hip flexor muscle and won’t play Sunday when the Eagles (7-7) attempt to keep their playoffs hopes alive against the Dallas Cowboys (7-7). He rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries this season.

Sproles has spent the last six seasons with the Eagles. He also played three seasons with New Orleans Saints and six with the San Diego Chargers.

The 5-foot-6 Sproles was a fourth-round draft pick out of Kansas State in 2005 and is fifth on the NFL’s career list for all-purpose yards with (19,696).

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Joshua Youngblood receives more postseason recognition

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State freshman kick returner Joshua Youngblood recorded another postseason accolade as he was named a Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Second Team All-American, the organization announced Thursday.

It is Youngblood’s fifth All-America designation this year. He was named to ESPN’s team on Monday, while he has also been named a Second Team All-American by CBS Sports, a Freshman All-American by The Athletic and a True Freshman All-American by 247Sports.

Youngblood, the first Wildcat true freshman with multiple first- or second-team honors since Tyler Lockett in 2011, was honored as the 2019 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year after leading the country with three kickoff-return touchdowns during the regular season.

RYAN LACKEY

Director of Football Communications

K-State Athletics