Friday, September 30, 2011

My Fantasy Pick for the Week: Darren Sproles

It's Week 4 of the NFL season, so if you're a Saints or Chargers fan then you probably already know of Darren Sproles - the lightning fast, super-quick running back replacement for Reggie Bush.  He's probably on your fantasy team, and he's probably racking up the points.  (I have BenJarvis Green-Ellis, aka the Law Firm.  Anyone want to trade???)

But what you probably didn't know is that Darren Sproles stutters.

I love writing about people who inspire me, especially if they just so happen to stutter as well.  Sproles definitely fits in this category, and now that he's a Saint, well... that's just icing on the cake!

I learned that Sproles stuttered a few years ago when he was the Stuttering Foundation's spokesperson.  He's now featured (in his Chargers uniform) on the Famous People Who Stutter brochure provided by the Stuttering Foundation.

So Darren Sproles is now on my fantasy radar this week and every week here on out - even on the Saints bye week.  I mean, why not?  The guy's a winner.  Any person that stutters who's not afraid to get up in front of cameras during a live national TV broadcast at the end of a game and talk is a hero in my book.  And I know that Sproles is going to have a lot of opportunities to do just that, as I have a feeling that he'll be the MVP of a few games going forward.

Good luck, Sproles!  Keep up the good work, on and off the field.

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