82  Gene Singletary
Gene Singletary

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kernersville, N.C.

High School:
Glenn HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 285

Position:
DL


11/06/2013

Notes from Tuesday's (Nov. 5) SoCon Football Teleconference

WCU returns to action with road trip to Georgia Southern, Saturday at 2 pm

Notes: Came to WCU as an offensive lineman, but was converted to defense during his rookie season ... His brother, James, and cousin, Wendell, each played offensive line for WCU.

2008 (Junior): Started all 12 games along the defensive front ... Tallied 19 tackles including eight solo stops and two and a half tackles for loss ... Recorded his first career interception, making a one-hand snag out of mid-air on a would-be screen pass against Georgia Southern, and then rumbling 31 yards for his first career touchdown ... Also added one fumble recovery to give him two takeaways on the season ... Was named a team captain for the Liberty game, matching his career-high of four total tackles in the game.

2007 (Sophomore): Appeared in eight games, making three starts at defensive tackle ... Tallied 15 tackles on the season including six solo stops ... Finished with five TFLs and three sacks to rank third on the team ... Tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles ... Recorded a sack and forced a fumble - WCU's first takeaway of the season - when he blindsided Georgia QB, Matthew Stafford ... Suffered a high ankle sprain at Georgia that forced him to miss three-straight games mid-season before returning for the final five games ... Forced a fumble to accompany three tackles against Appalachian State.

2006 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games as a true freshman, starting the final seven along the defensive line ... The converted tight end finished with 17 total tackles, including five tackles for nine yards in losses ... Played nearly every snap in the second half at Furman, which was his first game ever along the defensive front ... Recorded a career-high four tackles, including two solo stops against Georgia Southern which led to him earning first career start a week later at Elon ... Equaled his career-best with four tackles, including a career-high three solo stops, against Appalachian State.

Prior to Western: As a senior, named All-Northwest Conference ... A two-time All-Piedmont Triad 3A selection ... Listed among the Super 25 of Forsyth County ... A crucial lead blocker on Glenn's off-tackle sweeps ... In addition to his solid blocking, had 14 catches for 218 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... Added 12 receptions for 232 yards and four scores as a junior ... Led Glenn to a 20-6 record over his final two years, including a 12-2 mark as a senior and a state quarterfinal appearance.

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