One of the top FAU football players is set to move on. On Wednesday, December 12, Owls star running back Devin Singletary announced that he will be forgoing his final eligibility in order to enter his name into the 2019 NFL Draft.
Singletary, a Deerfield Beach native who goes by the nickname “Motor,” announced his intentions to turn pro in a lengthy statement on Twitter.
“I hope I left a lasting impression on The University, football program, and the entire community,” Singletary wrote. “As I take the next step in to my career I will continue to represent FAU in the right way and you will forever be in my heart.
“I’m an Owl for life and staying home is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
You can read his full statement below:
Thank you Owl nation! pic.twitter.com/lXomQYo8if
— Devin Singletary (@motorsingletary) December 12, 2018
During his three years with the Owls program, Singletary rushed for 4,287 yards and 66 touchdowns. He moves on to the NFL with the eighth-most rushing touchdowns in FBS history. This season, Singletary rushed for 1,348 yards and 22 touchdowns — which led the FBS. For his efforts on the field, “Motor” picked up All-American honors.
Expect Singletary to widely be regarded as one of the “sleeper prospects” at his position throughout draft season.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place between April 25 and April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville earned the honor of hosting the 84th annual player selection over cities Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton.