K-State legends Sproles, Newman to coach spring game


Darren Sproles and Terence Newman are two names that just about every K-State football fan would recognize. Well, they are coming back to Bill Snyder Family Stadium, as the two football legends will be represented as the honorary football coaches for the 2014 spring game this Saturday at 1:10 p.m.

Both players were All-Americans during their times as Wildcats. Newman sported a K-State uniform from 1998-2002. During his time he was an All-Big 12 performer and a 2002 Jim Thorpe award winner, which is given to the most outstanding defensive back in college football. Newman was selected fifth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Sproles played at K-State from 2001-04. During his four-year career as a Wildcat, Sproles set the K-State all-time rushing record with 4,979 career rushing yards. He also set the Big 12 record for career all-purpose yards with 6,812 yards. Sproles was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Both Sproles and Newman have put together respectable careers in the NFL. Both continue to play in the NFL today, Newman with the Cincinnati Bengals and Sproles with the Philadelphia Eagles.