Darren Sproles’ unparalleled athleticism made him one of the NFL’s most electrifying running backs for over a decade, and it looks like his daughter inherited it. Devyn Sproles, the three-time Pro Bowler’s daughter, sped past an entire defense for a flag football touchdown.
After taking a direct snap, Sproles evaded a blitzing defender then burst down the right sideline for an 74-yard score. Darren Sproles shared the video — which featured a fan repeatedly yelling “go,” and for good reason given how sensational the run was — on Instagram with the caption “Your Next Running Back!”
The football field isn’t Devyn Sproles’ only place to showcase her wheels. She’s also an aspiring track athlete, and in August she finished third in the Junior Olympics’ girls 12-year-old 100-meter dash event with a 12.74.
Eagles fans can thank Devyn Sproles’ speed for her father’s return to the team in 2019. The two made a bet before the 2019 campaign that if Devyn qualified for the Junior Olympics, Darren would return to the Eagles for one last season. She did exactly that, and Darren resultingly ended his career with an NFC East title.
“She said if she made it to the Junior Olympics, I had to play again,” Darren Sproles said during the Eagles’ 2019 training camp. “Well, in June, she qualified. Right after the race, she was like, ‘Daddy, you’ve got to go back and play again.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I guess that was the bet.’ “
Darren Sproles played for the then-San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles over his 15-year career. The 5’6″ speedster who won a Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2017 also made the 2010s All-Decade team as both an…