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Devin Singletary, the best player in FAU history, declares for the 2019 NFL Draft

Motor goes down as one of the best players in C-USA history and one of the best players in the state of Florida.

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After three amazing seasons, Devin Singletary announced on Twitter that he will skip his senior season at FAU and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Singletary finishes his career with a school record 4,287 rushing yards and 66 rushing touchdown. His 66 rushing touchdowns puts him in sixth place on FBS’ all-time rushing touchdowns list.

A former three-star recruit out of American Heritage high school in Delray Beach, Singletary was headed to Illinois before changing is mind on National Signing Day and signing with FAU.

After a quiet start to his career in which he barely saw action in non-conference play, Singletary emerged as a force against Conference USA teams, finishing his freshman season with 1,021 yards and 12 touchdowns.

With the arrival of a new head coach in Lane Kiffin, all eyes would be on FAU for the 2017 season and Singletary put on a show, rushing for 1,918 yards with a school record and Conference USA record, 32 touchdowns. Singletary won Conference USA Player of the Year and garnered All-American honors, becoming the first FAU player to accomplish such feats as the Owls finished with a school-best 11 wins, taking home their first conference title since 2007.

This season Singletary continued to be a force despite the Owls falling short of expectations. With more teams dedicated to shut down the run, Motor continued to dominate, rushing for 1,348 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Motor’s dominance on the field will never be forgotten. His decision to turn down a P5 school and stay home to play for FAU will go down as a monumental moment for the FAU football program. From running a cool Heisman campaign to putting billboards up near I-95, the football program went all out to market Motor as one of the best players in college football. The message was loud and clear, South Florida recruits that don’t get recruited by Miami doesn’t need to leave home to accomplish their dreams and become a star.

Singletary becomes the second player from this year’s football team to declare early for the NFL Draft, joining receiver Jovon Durante. Both Singletary and Durante are the only players in FAU history to declare early for the NFL Draft.