October 21, 2017

Canadian Singleton sets new tackles mark

Larry MacDougal/CFL.ca

CALGARY — Alex Singleton continues to make headlines in his sophomore season, setting a new all-time single-season tackles mark for a Canadian.

The Calgary Stampeders’ middle linebacker recorded seven tackles in Friday night’s loss to Saskatchewan, moving him to 115 tackles on the season, two ahead of Kevin Eiben’s 113 tackles for the Argos in 2005.

The Stamps fell 30-7 to the Riders on Friday night at McMahon Stadium.

Singleton, 23, continues to flourish early in his CFL career with the Stamps. This season, he ranks second in the league in tackles behind only Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian. He’s also chipped in three sacks and an interception, making him a leading candidate for Most Outstanding Canadian as well as Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

Since being drafted sixth overall by Calgary in the 2016 CFL Draft, Singleton has recorded 173 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception.

He’s helped the Stampeders defence rank at the top of the league in points, net offence, quarterback pressures and rushing yards.