Michael Singletary is a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He has also coached for the Los Angeles Rams, the Memphis Express of the now defunct AAF, and a brief two season stint as a head coach of a high school team. He won the NFL Lombardi Award in 2008 and the Lombard Award in 2011.
About Mike Singletary in brief
Michael Singletary is a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He has also coached for the Los Angeles Rams, the Memphis Express of the now defunct AAF, and a brief two season stint as a head coach of a high school team. He is a two-time recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy, which at the time was awarded to the most outstanding player playing in the southwestern United States. He set a team record with 232 tackles in 1978, including 35 in a game against the University of Houston. In 1995, SingletARY was inducting into the Texas Sports Hall of Hall of Famer. He currently serves as the linebackers coach for the 49ers, having been promoted to that position in 2008. He also served as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens from 2007 to 2008, and was the head coach for that team from 2009 to 2010. He played his college football at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned All-America honors in both junior and senior years. He became a starting linebacker in the seventh game of his rookie season for the Bears. In 1979 and 1980, he won theDavey O’Brien Award, given to the outstanding player in the Southwest Conference. In 1981, he was drafted by the Bears in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft and was known as “The Heart of the Defense.” He was also a member of the Monsters of the Midway in the mid-1980s.
In 2008, he became the head coaching position for the49ers, and he remained in that position until he was fired after the team’s elimination from playoff contention with one game remaining in the 2010 season. In 2011, he returned to the Bears as a linebackers coach, but he was lettered as a defensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he joined the Rams as their new linebackers coach. In 2014, he coached the Rams’ defense for the first time since the start of the 2013 season. He retired from the Rams in the summer of 2014, after serving as the Rams’ defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2014. In 2015, he took over as the head coaches of the Rams and the Rams for the remainder of the 2015 season. The Rams have won the Super Bowl twice in the last three seasons, the last in 2014 and the second in 2015. He won the NFL Lombardi Award in 2008 and the Lombard Award in 2011. He had a son, Michael, who was born in Houston, Texas. His father, Charles, was a street preacher in Dallas. His mother, Rudell, and several brothers and sisters, shared a small wood frame home. In ninth grade, Mike was an all-state guard and linebacker. Mike’s interest in playing football piqued each Sunday, as he would watch the Dallas Cowboys, and idolized players like Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly, and Lee Roy Jordan.