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.