Singor Mobley

Last updated
Singor Mobley
No. 27
Born: (1972-10-12) October 12, 1972 (age 48)
Tacoma, Washington
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) S/LB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
College Washington State
High school Curtis Senior
(University Place, Washington)
Career history
As player
19951996 Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
19971999 Dallas Cowboys
20002006 Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
RecordsEskimos Records
  • Most Fumble Return Yards – Career (266)
  • Most Fumble Return Yards – Season (129) - 1995
Career stats

Singor A. Mobley (born October 12, 1972) is a former American football safety and linebacker in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League, for the Dallas Cowboys and Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football at Washington State University in Pullman.

Contents

Early years

Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Mobley attended Curtis Senior High School in University Place, where he was a two-way player as a running back and defensive back. As a junior, he rushed for 1,147 yards and 13 touchdowns.

As a senior in the fall of 1990, he finished with 1,579 yards and 16 touchdowns, [1] South Puget Sound League MVP-defensive back, co-MVP-running back and Class AAA All-state honors at both positions. [2] He contributed to his team winning two consecutive state titles, and competed in track.

College career

Mobley accepted a football scholarship to Washington State University in Pullman, where he was a four-year starter at strong safety under head coach Mike Price. [3] He also was used as a kickoff returner in some situations.

As a freshman in 1991, he collected 33 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. As a sophomore in 1992, he had 75 tackles (fourth on the team), 3 tackles for loss, 4 passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The Cougars won the Apple Cup in the snow in Pullman and the Copper Bowl in Tucson, Arizona.

In 1993, he registered 63 tackles (tied for third on the team), 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 3 passes defensed, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. [4] [5] As a senior in 1994, he recorded 55 tackles (sixth on the team), 1.5 tackles for loss, 5 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. [6]

Professional career

Edmonton Eskimos (first stint)

Unselected in the 1995 NFL Draft, Mobley signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He had 58 tackles (3 for loss), 3 fumble recoveries and one sack. In 1996, he posted 72 tackles (3 for loss), 5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Dallas Cowboys

On February 12, 1997, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, reuniting with former Cougars defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who was the team's defensive backs coach. He was one of thirteen rookies to make the team. [7] He was declared inactive in four of the first 5 games. He finished seventh on the team with 11 special teams tackles. In 1998, he was sixth on the team with 10 special teams tackles.

He spent three seasons with the Cowboys as a backup safety and special teams player. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the 1999 season.

Edmonton Eskimos (second stint)

On May 23, 2000, Mobley was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos and was switched to linebacker. [8] He led the team in tackles in 2004 (75) and 2005 (74).

In 2006, he was second on the team with 59 tackles. He was released after the season and announced his retirement on May 24, 2007. [9]

In all, Mobley played 158 games over nine seasons with the Eskimos, was a part of two Grey Cup championship teams, registered 602 tackles (21 for loss), 21 sacks, 24 passes defensed, 15 interceptions and 78 special teams tackles. In 1995, he set a team record with 129 yards in fumble recoveries. He is considered to be one of the greatest defensive players in franchise history. [10]

Personal life

Mobley is the secondary coach at Bonney Lake High School, southeast of Tacoma.

Related Research Articles

Leonardo Tremayne Carson is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Auburn University.

Broderick Lee Thomas is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for the University of Nebraska.

Scott Allen Shanle is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Nebraska.

Kevin Lamont Hardy is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at the University of Illinois.

Akin Ayodele American football player, linebacker

Akinola James Ayodele is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, and Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Alshermond Glendale Singleton is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Temple University.

Patrick Watkins is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers. He also was a member of the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Florida State University.

Quentin John Coryatt is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas A&M University. He is distinguished as being the first Crucian to play in the National Football League.

Justin Durant American football player, linebacker

Justin Ryan Durant is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hampton University.

Dixon Voldean Edwards, III is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Michigan State University.

Barron Winfred Wortham is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers / Tennessee Oilers / Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Shante Carver is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Memphis Maniax and Dallas Desperados. He played college football at Arizona State University.

Marcus E. Smith is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills. He also was a member of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League and the Las Vegas Locomotives in the United Football League. He played college football at Arizona.

Randy Robert Chevrier is a former Canadian football long snapper in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also was a member of the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. He played college football at McGill University.

Victor Allen Butler is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent, having last played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State University.

Rico Murray

Derico "Rico" Murray is an American professional gridiron football defensive back and linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Murray was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Kent State. He has also been a member of the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL.

Zack Evans is a Canadian football defensive lineman who is a free agent. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion having won the 101st Grey Cup as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 104th Grey Cup with the Ottawa Redblacks.

Joe Thomas (linebacker) American football linebacker

Joe Lewis Thomas Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina State, and was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Chidobe Awuzie American football cornerback

Chidobe Awuzie is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Colorado.

Justin Phillips is an American football linebacker for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the Oklahoma State University.

References

  1. "Mead trio heads list of area All-State players" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  2. "State sportswriters pick grid All-Stars" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. "Price didn't get everything he wanted from recruiting class" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  4. "Three Cougs named on Pac-10 team" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. "Pac-10 taps Bledsoe as top player" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  6. "Pac-10 All-Conference Team" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. "Thirteen rookies survive Cowboys' final cut" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  8. "Transactions" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  9. "Singor Mobley announces retirement" . Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  10. "Throwback Thursday LB Singor Mobley". Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved May 4, 2018.