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Small in stature, Sproles coming up big for Chargers

Originally Published: September 20, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

One of the most electrifying players in this week's Monday Night Football game probably won't be in the starting lineup: San Diego Chargers backup running back Darren Sproles. So far this year, Sproles is averaging 6.2 yards per carry, has a 66-yard touchdown reception and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Nonetheless, because Sproles is only 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, no team thought of making him a full-time back when he came out of Kansas State in 2005. The Chargers managed to scoop him up ...

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