Is Bills Singletary Related to Mike? The Truth About the NFL Stars

If you are a fan of the NFL, you might have wondered if Devin Singletary, the running back for the Buffalo Bills, is related to Mike Singletary, the Hall of Fame linebacker and former coach. The answer is no, they are not related by blood or marriage. However, they do share some similarities and connections in their football careers.

Devin Singletary: A Rising Star in Buffalo

Devin Singletary is an American football running back who was born on September 3, 1997, in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He played college football at Florida Atlantic University, where he was a three-time Conference USA MVP and set several school and conference records. He finished his college career with 4,287 rushing yards and 66 rushing touchdowns, ranking sixth and fourth in NCAA history, respectively.

Singletary was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 74th overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He joined a backfield with veterans LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, and T. J. Yeldon, but earned a prominent role with the Bills after McCoy was released as part of final preseason cuts. He made his NFL debut on September 8, 2019, against the New York Jets, rushing for 70 yards on four carries. He missed three games due to a hamstring injury, but still finished his rookie season with 775 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 151 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.

In his second season, Singletary became the Bills’ lead back after Gore left in free agency. He shared snaps with rookie Zack Moss, but still led the team with 156 carries for 687 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 38 receptions for 269 yards. He helped the Bills win their first AFC East title since 1995 and reach the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1993. He had his first career playoff touchdown in the divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens.

Singletary is known for his elusive running style, quick cuts, and vision. He wears number 26 for the Bills, which was also worn by Thurman Thomas, another Hall of Fame running back who played for Buffalo.

Mike Singletary: A Legend in Chicago

Mike Singletary is an American professional football coach and former middle linebacker who was born on October 9, 1958, in Houston, Texas. He played college football at Baylor University, where he averaged 15 tackles a game and was consensus All-American and Southwest Conference Player of the Year in both 1979 and 1980. He was also nicknamed “Samurai Mike” for his intensity and leadership.

Singletary was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft and was known as “The Heart of the Defense” for the Chicago Bears’ Monsters of the Midway in the mid-1980s. He played for the Bears from 1981 to 1992 and never missed a game in his 12-year career. He was part of their Super Bowl XX championship team that beat the New England Patriots in 1986. He was also a ten-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and NFL Man of the Year in 1990. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

Singletary later pursued a career as a coach, first as a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, then as the linebackers coach and assistant head coach for the San Francisco 49ers. In 2008, he became the interim head coach of the 49ers after Mike Nolan was fired during the season. He remained as the head coach until he was fired after the 2010 season. He has also coached for the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Memphis Express of the now-defunct AAF, and Trinity Christian Academy (TX) high school team.

Singletary is known for his fierce hitting, relentless work ethic, and motivational speeches. He wore number 50 for the Bears, which has been retired by the team.

Conclusion: No Relation But Mutual Respect

Devin Singletary and Mike Singletary are not related to each other, but they both have impressive resumes as NFL players and coaches. They also have some common traits such as wearing similar jersey numbers, playing with passion and determination, and being respected by their peers and fans.

According to Famous People Today, Devin Singletary once said that he admires Mike Singletary and considers him a role model. He also said that he would love to meet him someday and learn from him. Mike Singletary has not publicly commented on Devin Singletary, but he probably appreciates his talent and potential as a young running back.

Devin Singletary and Mike Singletary may not share a family bond, but they share a football bond that transcends generations and teams. They are both Bills Singletary in their own way.

Doms Desk

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