Linebacker Alex Singleton makes career-high 15 tackles in loss to New York Giants

Photo courtesy: Philadelphia Eagles

A former CFL linebacker is helping his NFL team take flight.

Photo courtesy: Philadelphia Eagles

Alex Singleton made a career-high 15 total tackles on Sunday in a 27-17 loss to the New York Giants. Eight of the takedowns were solo efforts, while the other seven came in the form of tackling assists.

The 26-year-old has now made 45 total tackles through nine games in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has also recorded three quarterback hits, one tackle for loss, one pass knockdown, one interceptions, and one touchdown.

Singleton’s best single-game tackling performance in the CFL came in Week 11 of the 2017 season when he made 13 tackles in a 39-18 victory over Edmonton. He was named the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the end of the season, having made 125 total tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception.

The Montana State product has flourished this year with Philadelphia, becoming a full-time starter in Week 6. Singleton’s defence entered Sunday’s game ranked No. 10 in the NFL, allowing 340.1 yard per game.

The Eagles fell to 3-5-1 following Sunday’s loss, but remain first in the struggling NFC East Division.