Mike Singletary (person)
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|Mike Singletary, was a second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in the 1981 NFL draft and the 38th player selected overall. He was the Bears team captain for 10 years.|
Singletary earned All-America honors in both his junior and senior years at Baylor. He averaged 15 tackles per game and established a team record with 232 tackles in 1978.
Singletary became a starter in the Bears lineup in the seventh game of his rookie season. Singletary started 172 games for the Bears during his 12-year career, the second most in club history. He missed just two games, both in 1986. He was selected to play in a team record 10 Pro Bowls, Singletary was All-Pro and/or All-NFC every year from 1983 until 1991.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988, Mike was the cornerstone of the Bears' innovative 46 defense. In 1985, he led a Bears' defense that allowed fewer than 11 points per game, as the team posted an impressive 15-1 record.
Today, Mike Singletary is a motivational speaker at the Washington Speakers Bureau.