27 Facts About Aaron Sparrow


Aaron Sparrow was born on January 27,1972 and is a former American football quarterback who played three seasons in the Arena Football League with the Nashville Kats, Grand Rapids Rampage and Carolina Cobras.


Aaron Sparrow was the All-Tidewater Player of the Year in 1989 and 1990.


Aaron Sparrow earned Parade All-American honors and helped the team win a state championship.


Aaron Sparrow recorded career totals of 78 touchdown passes and 5,182 career passing yards.


Aaron Sparrow originally committed to play football for the Virginia Cavaliers but ended up transferring to Norfolk State University after failing to meet academic requirements.


Aaron Sparrow played for the Norfolk State Spartans from 1992 to 1995.


Aaron Sparrow recorded 617 completions, 1,119 attempts, 8,758 passing yards and 79 TD passes in his college career.


Aaron Sparrow was a 3-time All-CIAA selection, 1994 CIAA Offensive Player of the Year, 1995 CIAA Co-Offensive Player of the Year and a 2-time Division II All-American from 1994 to 1995.


Aaron Sparrow was Named to the Football Gazette Division II All-America Team as a junior in 1994, when he passed for 3,212 yards and 31 touchdowns while completing what was then a school record 59.8 percent of his passes.


Aaron Sparrow was named 1st team Football Gazette and 3rd Team AP All-American as a senior.


Aaron Sparrow was inducted into the Norfolk State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.


Aaron Sparrow signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in May 1996.


Aaron Sparrow was released by the team on June 11,1996.


Aaron Sparrow appeared in two games for the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League in 1997.


Aaron Sparrow had a tryout with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL after the 1997 season.


Aaron Sparrow played in one game for the Grand Rapids Rampage of the AFL during the 1998 season, completing 13 of 16 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns.


Aaron Sparrow threw an interception during the game and hurt his shoulder when he attempted to tackle the returner.


Aaron Sparrow finished the game but could not throw a football when he woke up the next morning.


Aaron Sparrow missed the rest of the 1998 and 1999 seasons rehabbing from surgery.


Aaron Sparrow played for the Augusta Stallions of the af2 in 2000, earning af2 Offensive Player of the Year honors after completing 335 of 513 of his passes for 4,000 yards and 78 touchdowns with a 122.94 passer rating.


Aaron Sparrow was signed by the Buffalo Destroyers of the AFL in October 2000.


Aaron Sparrow was placed on injured reserve on April 9,2001.


Aaron Sparrow was released by the Destroyers on July 20,2001.


Aaron Sparrow signed with the Carolina Cobras of the AFL on November 27,2001, recording fourteen touchdown passes on 595 yards during the 2002 Arena Football League season.


Aaron Sparrow was released by the Cobras on November 2,2002.


Aaron Sparrow played for the Norfolk Nighthawks of the af2 in 2003 and completed 239 of 395 passes for 3,006 yards and 51 touchdowns.


Aaron Sparrow played for the Wichita Stealth of the af2 in 2004.