Albert Sparks
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Albert Sparks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irving, Texas

High School:
MacArthur

Last College:
Buffalo

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 325

Position:
DL

Experience:
4L

08/28/2013

Redbirds Set to Open 2013 Season at Ball State on ESPN3

The game will be the 17th in the series between the two schools.

09/04/2012

Redbirds and Eagles To Be Featured on CSN Chicago

The two teams have not met since 1981, but ISU has won the last four meetings in the series.

08/29/2012

No. 19 Redbirds Set To Open Season vs. Dayton

The Redbirds will play their first-ever game against the Flyers to open 2012.

12/19/2013

Redbird Football Season Recap 2013

04/24/2013

The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1

The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1

09/27/2011

Weekly Press Conference

08/16/2010

Redbird Xtra | Defensive Line

GoRedbirds.com features a positional breakdown of the defensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.

08/10/2010

Redbird Xtra | Special Teams

GoRedbirds.com features a positional breakdown of special teams during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.

11/02/2013

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa on Nov. 2, 2013.

09/12/2012

ISU football vs Dayton

Photos from Dayton game.

08/17/2012

Fall Camp Practice #17 (Aug. 17, 2012)

Fall Camp Practice #17 (Aug. 17, 2012)

2013: Played in all 11 games at defensive tackle, with 10 starting assignments ... recorded 16 tackles and added a tackle-for-loss on the season ... tied a career-high with four tackles in the season opener at Ball State ... posted three stops and a TFL at Missouri State.

2012: Started all 12 games played at defensive tackle ... finished the season with 13 tackles and a half tackle-for-loss ... had a season-best three stops and a half TFL in the road win at South Dakota ... followed that up with three tackles against Southern Illinois.

2011: Started five of 11 games played in as a defensive tackle ... recorded nine tackles, two tackles-for-loss and a half sack ... had a career-high four tackles and one tackle-for-loss at No. 5 North Dakota States ... helped the Redbird defense hold seven opponents under 100-rushing yards ... Illinois State's rushing defense was also ranked fifth in the nation at 85.7 yards per game ... ISU's overall defense was ranked No. 9 nationally.

2010: Played in eight games, all as a reserve ... recorded three tackles on the season ... recorded a tackle at Indiana State, at No. 19 UNI and at No. 24 Western Illinois.

At Buffalo: Redshirted only season in 2009.

MacArthur HS: A two-year letterwinner for head coach Brian Basil ... posted 60 tackles, including four sacks during his senior season ... named a second-team all-district selection ... also participated in track and field.

Personal: Born October 1, 1991, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Albert (deceased) and Lisa Lemle-Sparks ... has an older sister, Allsia ... majoring in business management.

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