Of course, this San Diego running back tops the list. Sproles is the face of the little man of the NFL. Easily one of the most versatile players in the league, Sproles has the perfect blend of rushing, receiving, and returning skills in the NFL.
He has set a large number of records involving kick/punt return, rushing, and receiving yard combos in single games and throughout the season.
In the 2005 NFL Draft, Sproles was drafted in the fourth round by Chargers. He was listed as the third string running back. He was mainly an unbelievable kick/punt returner who started to get noticed for his ability.
But he missed the entire 2006 season due to an ankle injury, and he fell off the radar again.
In 2007, he moved up to the second string running back. He jumped in for a few offensive plays here and there, but he mainly stayed on special teams.
Finally in 2008, he got his chance. LaDainian Tomlinson sustained an injury in a playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Sproles absolutely exploded against the Colts, running for two touchdowns, one being the game winner. But what really impressed were his perfect blend of rushing, receiving, and kick-return yards. He obtained 328 all-purpose yards, the third most in NFL postseason history.
Now a mini sensation, Sproles started to get the attention of every team in the NFL. He surprised everyone with his ridiculous speed and the inability of other players to tackle him.
In 2009, the Chargers had him rushing beside Tomlinson as the starter. He developed into one of the most versatile players in the league. He accumulated 2,323 all-purpose yards and 8 touchdowns for the season. He wasn't even the sole running back, yet.
In 2010, the Chargers dropped Tomlinson and named Sproles the starting back for the team.
Now teams are designing game plans just to stop him.
He has over 5,000 kick return yards, 900 rushing yards, 900 receiving yards, and 1,000 punt return yards through a four season career. And he was never even the starter.
In the open field he is unstoppable. He has speed and moves like no one else in the NFL.
He is the best little man in the game today.