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DeShon Singleton started the first five games in 2023 before suffering an injury that kept him out the rest of the season. He finished with 19 tackles in his five games with 2.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup. Singleton wore the No. 8 as one one of 10 Huskers to earn a single-digit number in a team vote selecting him as one of Nebraska's "toughest" players.
Singleton made his first start at Nebraska against Minnesota and tied for the team lead with a career-high seven tackles. Singleton also broke up one pass against the Gophers. At Colorado, Singleton had three solo tackles, including a two-yard tackle for loss for his first career TFL. He recorded two tackles against Northern Illinois. Singleton tied his career high with seven tackles against Louisiana Tech while setting a career high with 1.5 tackles for loss. He was injured on the opening series against Michigan and missed the rest of the season.
Singleton played on special teams in every game in his first season at Nebraska in 2022. He also saw action on defense in six contests. Singleton posted his first tackle as a Husker against Indiana. He recorded two tackles at No. 3 Michigan, one on defense and one on kickoff coverage.
Before Nebraska (St. Helena HS/Hutchinson [Kan.] CC)
Singleton joined Nebraska after spending the 2021 season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Singleton helped Hutchinson to a 9-2 record, a top-10 ranking and a victory in the Salt City Bowl in his lone season as a Blue Dragon. He recorded 21 tackles on the season with 2.5 tackles for loss, a pair of interceptions and two pass breakups.
Singleton joined Hutchinson from St. Helena College and Career Academy in Louisiana, where he played quarterback and safety.
A three-star recruit, Singleton was rated among the top 20 prospects in the 247Sports Composite junior college rankings. The No. 4 junior college safety, Singleton chose Nebraska after also considering Kansas and Kansas State, among others.
DeShon is the son of Ursula Singleton, and he was born on Feb. 4, 2003. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies and has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Huskers’ Day of Service and Thanksgiving hospital visits.