Alex Singleton did not see his name flash on television screen but he still got a call that he hopes changes his life.
The former Montana State linebacker performed well on his Pro Day at Montana State and hoped to be one of 256 players picked in the 2015 NFL Draft. His name did not get called during the final day on Saturday but his phone did ring.
Singleton, a 6-foot-3, 239-pounder who earned first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors as an MSU senior in 2014, signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks moments after the completion of the seventh round.
Singleton confirmed the signing via text message on Saturday afternoon from his family’s home in Thousand Oaks, California.
Singleton joins a team with veteran linebackers like Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith, Bobby Wagener, K.J. Wright and second-year former Montana Grizzly Brock Coyle. Seattle won the Super Bowl two seasons ago and played for the championship in February, falling to the Patriots in Phoenix. Singleton will be one of almost 100 players invited to training camp. NFL rules requires teams to cut active rosters to 53 players by the end of the preseason
In his two years as a starter, Singleton established himself as one of the most productive players in the Football Championship Subdivision. The flush tackler piled up 136 tackles including 15 tackles for loss. As a junior, Singleton has 110 tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss.