Former Eagles running back Darren Sproles still has some time to wait to see if he will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his time to enter the College Football Hall of Fame has already arrived.
The National Football Foundation announced the 2021 class of the College Football Hall of Fame Monday afternoon and Sproles was voted to join the illustrious fraternity.
By the time Sproles graduated from Kansas State, he held 28 school records, 21 of which he still holds to this day, according to the school’s website.
Sproles finished his college career with 4,979 rushing yards, third most in Big 12 history, 6,812 all-purpose yards – the most in school history – earned All-American honors three times and helped Kansas State win its first-ever Big 12 Championship in 2003.
He is only the sixth Kansas State player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, joining former Eagles linebacker Mark Simoneau, who received the honor in 2012.
Sproles' success in college carried over into the NFL, where he gained 8,392 yards from scrimmage, 2,790 of which came while wearing an Eagles uniform. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons in Philadelphia and is tied with DeSean Jackson for the most punt return touchdowns in Eagles history.
He was the only player voted to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team at two positions: punt returner and as an offensive flex player.