A veteran coach with more than two decades of experience in the professional and collegiate ranks, Jemal Singleton enters his third season as the Philadelphia Eagles' running backs/assistant head coach.
With Singleton overseeing the running backs, the Eagles' rushing attack played a vital part in each of the team's last two playoff runs, including its Super Bowl LVII appearance. From 2021-22, Philadelphia ranked first in the NFL in both rushing yards per game (153.6) and rushing touchdowns (57). In that span, the Eagles set several franchise rushing records.
During the 2022 campaign, Philadelphia led the league with a team-record 32 rushing touchdowns, which tied for the third-most in NFL history, behind the 1962 Green Bay Packers (36) and 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers (33). Under Singleton's tutelage, Miles Sanders collected his first Pro Bowl accolade after becoming the club's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2014. Sanders finished fifth among all running backs in rushing yards (career-high 1,269) as well as seventh in rushing touchdowns (career-high 11).
In 2021, Philadelphia ranked first in the NFL with franchise records in both rushing yards (2,715) and rushing first downs (163). The Eagles also tallied the third-most rushing touchdowns (25, tied) in team history.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Singleton spent the 2019-20 seasons coaching the Cincinnati Bengals' running backs. In 2020, he helped the club navigate a season-ending injury to Joe Mixon, as the Bengals' running backs totaled 1,891 scrimmage yards for the year. Singleton also guided Mixon to 1,137 rushing yards during the 2019 season.
Singleton served as the Oakland Raiders' running backs coach in 2018. In that time, Jalen Richard saw an increased role and tallied a career-high 68 catches, which were the fourth-most by a running back in team history.
From 2016-17, Singleton coached the Indianapolis Colts' running backs. In 2016, Frank Gore amassed 1,025 rushing yards, becoming just the fourth running back in NFL history to surpass 1,000 yards at age 33-or-older.