Chris Spriggs was a two-sport athlete at Denison in football and track. In football Spriggs was one of the early stars of the North Coast Athletic Conference and was named to the conference’s 10-Year Anniversary Team in 1994. He was named DU’s Outstanding Back three times and Denison’s MVP in 1986.
Spriggs was also an All-NCAC selection in 1984, ’85 and ’86, and earned the Mike Gregory Award in both ’85 and ’86 as the conference’s MVP. He was also honored as a three-time All-American following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
As a single wing tailback, Spriggs still holds school records for the longest touchdown pass (82 yards), most yards rushing (4248) and most yards of total offense (7074). His 7,074-rushing/passing yards still stand as a NCAC record. Chris is also the only man in the history of Division III football to rush for over 4,000 and pass for over 2,000 yards. He also holds the Division III record for total yards gained by a running back.