Star running back Devin Singletary declares for the 2019 NFL Draft

Singletary leaves FAU as the program’s all-time leading rusher.


FAU junior running back Devin Singletary (5) talks with his teammates on the sidelines before heading back out to the field. Photo by: Christopher Blackshear

Zachary Weinberger, Staff Writer

The most productive football player in FAU history is taking his talents to the next level, as star running back Devin Singletary announced in a Twitter post that he is declaring for the 2019 NFL draft.

“I hope I left a lasting impression on The University, football program, and the entire community,” Singletary wrote in the tweet. ““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.”

Singletary is coming off an incredible junior season, rushing for 1,348 yards and 22 touchdowns on 5.2 yards per carry. His sophomore year was equally as special, the running back picking up 1,920 rushing yards to go along with 32 touchdowns.

Consistently fighting to get extra yards, Singletary is an incredibly powerful rusher who can shed tackles and truck defenders with ease. While he stands at just 5-foot 9, he is as hard to bring down as any big-bodied ballcarrier.

NFL teams will be salivating at the chance to get Singletary after the record-breaking career he had in Boca Raton. In only three season, Singletary became the leading rusher in FAU history and is sixth all-time in touchdowns nationally (66).

Singletary is the second Owl to declare early for the NFL draft, as redshirt-junior wide receiver Jovon Durante declared days prior. Walter Football, an NFL draft analysis website, projects Singletary to be selected between the second and fourth round.

If Singletary were selected in the second round, he would be the highest drafted player in program history. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson and cornerback D’Joun Smith were both taken in the third round in 2017 and 2015 respectively.

FAU fans will miss No. 5 taking the field at FAU Stadium, but can cheer him on wherever he lands in the professional ranks.

Zachary Weinberger is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ZachWeinberger