Mike Singletary is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He held a linebacker position for the Chicago Bears from 1981 to 1992. Singletary is a Super Bowl champion, a ten-time Pro Bowler, and the 1990 NFL Man of the Year.

Born on October 9, 1958 in Texas, he was a star football player at the Evan E. Worthing High School. He then went on to attend Baylor University where he earned many awards. In the 1981 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round.

Born Oct 9, 1958
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Samurai Mike, Minister of Defense

During his rookie season, he was named the starting linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Singletary was a part of the Bear’s Monsters of the Midway team and was known as the “Heart of the Defense”. He was known for his sheer playing intensity and immense focus while playing.

He holds the record for second most games started in the franchise with 172 games. He helped the Bears with Super Bowl XX as well as the 1985 NFC Championship Game. On the 100 Greatest Football Players list by The Sporting News, Singletary was ranked number 56.

As a coach, he worked with the following teams, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco 49ers , San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, and Memphis Express. His career player statistics are 1,488 tackles, 19 sacks, and 7 interceptions. Mike Singletary is a College Football Hall of Famer and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.


• Super Bowl champion (XX)• 10-time Pro Bowl (1983–1992)• 8-time First-team All-Pro (1983–1989, 1991)• Second-team All-Pro (1990)• NFL Man of the Year (1990)• 2-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1985, 1988)• 3-time NFC Player of the Year (1984, 1985, 1988)• 2-time Football Digest NFL Linebacker of the Year (1985, 1988)• NFL 1980s All-Decade Team• 2-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year(1979, 1980)• 2-time Consensus All-American (1979, 1980)• 2-time Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy (1979, 1980)

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