Albert Sparks
Albert Sparks


Irving, Texas

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6-3 / 325




Redbirds Set to Open 2013 Season at Ball State on ESPN3

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


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.


No. 19 Redbirds Set To Open Season vs. Dayton

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


Redbird Football Season Recap 2013


The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1

The Next Step - Spring Camp - Episode 1


Weekly Press Conference


Redbird Xtra | Defensive Line features a positional breakdown of the defensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.


Redbird Xtra | Special Teams features a positional breakdown of special teams during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.


Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa

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


ISU football vs Dayton

Photos from Dayton game.


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.