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Defensive lineman Mike Singletary's name will take him only so far in football. Ultimately it's up...

Defensive lineman Mike Singletary's name will take him only so far in football. Ultimately it's up to No. 97 to prove he belongs. (Hamilton Tiger-Cats photo)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

HAMILTON - Matt Singletary already has the name.

All he has to do now is prove that he has the game.

He is 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds of sinew and muscle, with football genes that reach into the pro football Hall of Fame, courtesy of his father Mike.

But Matt Singletary isn’t so much trying to follow in his father’s footsteps as he is trying to create his own. That pathway he hopes is unfolding at Ron Joyce Stadium, in Hamilton, at the Tiger-Cats’ rookie camp.

“I’m kind of getting into the swing of things. It’s been a fun couple of days,” said Singletary, a defensive end. “I’m anxious to play a game.”

Ahhh.

A game.

Like many here, that is an elusive goal. It is something which has eluded Singletary ever since he graduated from Cal-Poly in the fall of 2011. Undrafted by the NFL, there was a brief tryout with the Vikings. “Last year I got to Saskatchewan but just the practice roster.

“It’s crazy.”


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