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#50 Mike Singletary - LB

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Mike Singletary Career NFL Stats 1981-1992
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
179
N/A
N/A
N/A
19.0
7
0
N/A
12
0

 

 

 

Mike Singletary Childhood

Michael Singletary was born on October 9, 1958 in Houston, TX. He is the son of Rudell and Charles Singletary. Mike had a very tough childhood to say the least. It’s almost impossible to see how he would become an NFL legend from the barriers of his upbringing. Mike was chronically ill up to around the age of eight. Many times his mother would have to take him to the hospital due to his illnesses. His father was a strict man so when Mike was healthy enough to play outside, sports were forbidden. His parents parted ways when Mike was in junior high. Although devastating to him and his family, the departure opened the door for him to play sports. With everything he went through early in his life, Mike didn’t waste any time going forward showing how athletic he was on the football field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Singletary High School Stats and Awards

Singletary attended Worthing High School. Another obstacle that Singletary had to overcome was his size. Not big for a linebacker, he was asked to play another position at first. Not one to back down, Singletary only asked for an opportunity to show what he could do. He made the most of it. He played so well he earned a scholarship to play at Baylor University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Singletary College Stats and Notes

Singletary played for Baylor from 1977-80. He became one of Baylor’s best players ever. He amassed 662 tackles during his college career which is a school record. He also had 232 in one season, another school record. He led the Bears to the SWAC title in 1980. Singletary was a three time All-American and a three time All-SWAC selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991

2nd Team: 1990

Pro Bowl Selections
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Defensive Player of the Year Award
1985, 1988
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XX

Member of 1980s All-Decade Team

 

Mike Singletary NFL Career Stats and Notes

Singletary was selected in the 2nd round (38th overall) in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Following in the footsteps of legendary middle linebacker Dick Butkus, Singletary kept the tradition of the Monsters of the Midway by becoming one of the best at the position. He played his entire career with the Bears, spanning 12 years. Singletary was one of the best linebackers in the 1980s, making the Pro Bowl seven times and First Team All-Pro the same amount of times. He retired in 1992 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Singletary 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

When the discussion of who had the best defense of all-time comes up, the 1985 Bears defense is widely considered king. They just created havoc week in and week out. The Bears behind their ferocious defense went 15-1 and won Super Bowl XX by dominating the New England Patriots 46-10. The main reason why they were so good? Mike Singletary.   

The legendary middle linebacker was the soul of their defense. In addition to his supreme tackling ability, Singletary added 3 sacks, 1 INT and 3 fumble recoveries. Leading that defense with his stellar play earned him his first NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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