Duke Football BIO
33 Deondre Singleton
2015: Returning starting safety at the Bandit slot ... member of Duke’s defensive backfield ranked No. 6 nationally by Lindy’s Sports ... in 25 career games (22 starts), has 133 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one INT, 11 PBUs, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery and one QB pressure ... joins fellow safeties Jeremy Cash and DeVon Edwards along with cornerbacks Breon Borders and Bryon Fields as one of five returning starters in the defensive secondary and the quintet has combined for 742 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 19 INTs, 59 PBUs and 13 caused fumbles along with 8,975 snaps of experience ... joins Cash (2,149) and DeVon Edwards (1,719) to provide Duke with three returning starting safeties with 130+ career tackles and 1,700+ career snaps of experience each ... has four career games with 10+ tackles including a personal-high 11 stops against Tulane in 2014 ... has 15 games with 5+ tackles ... has 22 career games with 2+ tackles ... enters the 2015 season having started 22 consecutive games ... has played 1,707 career snaps.
2014: Started all 13 games ... posted 70 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, seven PBUs, one fumble recovery and one QB pressure ... finished tied for second on the team in PBUs and tied for fifth in total tackles ... ranked tied for 44th in the ACC in tackles per game (5.39) ... had 2+ tackles in 11 contests including a season-high 11 stops in the win over Tulane ... also reached double figures in the tackle column with a 10-stop outing against Arizona State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl ... posted nine stops against Kansas and eight tackles versus both Miami and Virginia Tech ... logged 5+ tackles in eight games ... had multiple PBUs in three weeks versus Tulane (2), Virginia (3) and Virginia Tech (2) ... lone fumble recovery of the season came at Miami ... helped Duke rank among the NCAA leaders in fourth down conversion defense (11th; .290), third down conversion defense (15th; .344), passing efficiency defense (23rd; 115.20) and scoring defense (24th; 21.8) ... on the field for 873 snaps.
2013: Played in 12 games with nine starting assignments ... missed the Georgia Tech and Navy games due to injury ... started the Troy contest and each of the final eight games of the year ... recorded 63 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one INT, four PBUs and two caused fumbles ... ACC Defensive Back of the Week selection following 10-tackle, 1-INT, 2-PBU performance in Duke’s win over No. 24 Miami ... also reached double figures in the tackle column against N.C. State (10) ... had seven stops and a caused fumble in the victory at Wake Forest ... logged five tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss in ACC Coastal Division championship-clinching win at North Carolina ... registered five stops and one PBU in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game against Florida State ... after averaging 3.50 tackles per game through the first half of the ACC regular season, posted 8.00 stops per week over the final four league games as Duke became the first team since divisional play began in 2005 to drop its first two conference contests and capture the division championship ... tackle total matched the ninth-highest single-season total by a Duke rookie ... on the field for 834 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Archer under coach Andy Dyer ... charted as the No. 82 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 91 cornerback in the nation by 247Sports.com ... first team all-county selection by the Daily Post and the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett following senior season ... as a senior, posted 47 tackles, two interceptions,14 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries while catching 21 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns ... earned all-county and all-state accolades as a junior after carding 42 tackles, seven interceptions and 12 pass breakups ... selected to play in the Georgia Coaches Athletic Association North-South All-Star Game ... chosen to participate in the Gwinnett County All-Star Game ... also lettered in baseball, earning all-county honors as an outfielder.
PERSONAL: Son of Cedric and Crystal Singleton ... father lettered three seasons (1989-90-91) in football at Louisiana Tech, helping the Bulldogs to a three-year ledger of 21-8-4 including an appearance in the 1990 Independence Bowl ... born February 7, 1995 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in psychology and pursuing a certificate in markets and management.