2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games as a reserve running back and special teams contributor ... Rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in his collegiate debut vs. South Dakota Mines (Aug. 30) ... Also had a season long 45-yard carry against the Hardrockers.
2011: Redshirt season.
Before UND: A 2011 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School ... Named to the All-Northwest Region first team as an offensive specialist as a senior ... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors ... Rushed for 1,124 yards and 16 touchdowns in final prep season for head coach Bobby Green ... Voted team's most valuable offensive player ... Added 12 receptions for 131 yards and returned one kickoff for a touchdown ... Earned all-region second team honors as a junior.
Personal: Major is undeclared ... Son of Phillippi and Jodi Sparks ... Grandfather, Jim Wiedmann, played football for the Fighting Sioux in the 1960s ... Father, Phillippi, played football at Arizona State and in the National Football League for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.