Redshirt freshman D.J. Singleton spent his first season in the Nebraska program as a redshirt learning the Huskers’ defensive scheme. This season, the 6-1, 200-pound Singleton will make a bid for playing time at safety where he worked with the second defense throughout the spring. Singleton should also contend for action on the Huskers’ special teams units.
A New Jersey native, Singleton joined the Nebraska program in January of 2013 to get a headstart on his college career. Singleton originally signed with Wisconsin out of high school in February of 2012, but did not enroll at the school and re-opened his recruitment before deciding on the Huskers.
Singleton redshirted in his first season in the progam after enrolling early in January of 2013.
Before Nebraska (St. Peter's Prep)
Singleton graduated from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., in 2012 and was one of the top defensive prospects in the Garden State. As a senior, Singleton posted 53 tackles, four sacks, 12 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for Coach Rich Hansen. Singleton’s play earned him second-team All-New Jersey selection by the Newark Star-Ledger, as well as all-metro and all-county honors.
As a junior, Singleton made 40 tackles, including three sacks, and forced three fumbles. His play earned him all-county honors in 2010. He first saw varsity action with 43 tackles as a sophomore in 2009. Following his senior season, Singleton was ranked as one of the top 30 safety prospects in the 2012 class by Rivals.com and 247 Sports. He was also regarded as one of the top 20 players in the state of New Jersey by several recruiting services. Singleton played in the Semper Fi All-Star game in January of 2012 and was selected to the USA Today International Bowl. Singleton was also a two-year letterwinner in track and field at St. Peter’s Prep.
Singleton chose Nebraska over Wisconsin and Rutgers. In 2012, he had scholarship offers from dozens of schools, including Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois to name a few.
Singleton was born on Jan. 7, 1994, and he is the son of Dwayne Sr. and Bernadette Singleton. He has not declared a major. Singleton has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and at the F Street Community Center.