Is Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary Related to Bears Legend Mike Singletary?

If the Buffalo Bills intend to win a Super Bowl in the Josh Allen era, they’ll need running back Devin Singletary at his best.

The former third-round pick proved to be a reliable running back in his first two seasons. Because of his last name, he has always been linked to legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary.

Devin Singletary is the Buffalo Bills’ starting running back

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A shifty running back who starred at Florida Atlantic, Devin Singletary had a productive start to his NFL career.

The 74th overall selection in 2018 ran for 1,462 yards and four touchdowns across 28 games in his first two seasons. He averaged 4.8 yards per attempt in that span. Despite entering the NFL with questions about his ability as a receiver, he also hauled in 67 catches for 463 yards and two scores.

Josh Allen’s evolution into a dangerous dual-threat quarterback negatively affected Singletary’s scoring chances. Singletary, who ran for 66 touchdowns in three years at FAU, only had six all-purpose touchdowns in his first two NFL two seasons.

Despite leading the Bills in rushing yards in each of his first two seasons, “Motor” only averaged 11 carries per game.

Mike Singletary is a Chicago Bears legend

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For over a decade, Mike Singletary drilled awe and fear into opponents.

A second-round pick in 1981, Singletary spent his entire 12-season career starring for the Chicago Bears at middle linebacker. A two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year selection, he officially recovered 12 fumbles and seven interceptions.

The legendary linebacker earned AP first-team All-Pro honors seven times and made 10 Pro Bowls. A crucial member of the Bears’ defense in 1985, Singletary ended that season with a Super Bowl ring.

Singletary entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He later coached the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10 before handing things over to Jim Harbaugh.

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Devin Singletary and Mike Singletary may share the same last name, but they are not related.

Devin is the son of Devonn Singletary, Sr. The second-year running back earned his “Motor” nickname from his father. 

Mike Singletary and his wife, Kim, raised seven children. Their son, Matt, began his college career at Baylor in 2007.

A defensive end, Matt later played at a junior college before finishing his career at California Polytechnic State University. According to IMDb, Singletary is now an actor and writer who recently appeared in Emerson Heights, a romance movie about aspiring actors. 

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