Singor Mobley

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Singor Mobley
Born: (1972-10-12) October 12, 1972 (age 46)
Tacoma, Washington
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)S/LB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
CollegeWashington State
High schoolCurtis Senior
(University Place, Washington)
Career history
As player
19951996Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
19971999Dallas Cowboys
20002006Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
RecordsEskimos Records
  • Most Fumble Return Yards – Career (266)
  • Most Fumble Return Yards – Season (129) - 1995

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.

Early years[edit]

Mobley attended Curtis Senior High School, 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, 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. He also practiced track.

College career[edit]

Mobley accepted a football scholarship from Washington State University, where he became a four-year starter at strong safety,[3] he also was used as a kickoff returner in some situations.

As a freshman, he collected 33 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble; as a sophomore, he had 75 tackles (fourth on the team), 3 tackles for loss, 4 passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

As a junior, he registered 63 tackles (tied for third on the team), 4 tackles for loss, 2 intercetpions, 3 passes defensed, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles;[4][5] as a senior, 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[edit]

Edmonton Eskimos (first stint)[edit]

After not being selected in the 1995 NFL draft, he 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[edit]

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 would spend 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)[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.

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