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Chargers' Sproles: 'I'm just playing'

The Chargers' Darren Sproles is the latest in a long line of small wonders to make a big impact in the NFL, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: January 9, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

They got little baby legs And they stand so low You got to pick 'em up Just to say hello ... Don't want no Short People 'Round here -- Randy Newman, "Short People"

When Darren Sproles was delivered into this world, his father, a little giddy over the unexpected girth of his 10-pound son, nicknamed him "Tank."

In retrospect, Larry Sproles -- a 5-foot-5 running back at MidAmerica Nazarene University -- may have been thinking wistfully.

Darren eventually ...

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