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Air Force notebook: Jemal Singleton hired by Philadelphia Eagles, per reports

Singleton was an Air Force running back in the late 90s and then an assistant coach at the Academy.

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Former Air Force Falcon running back Jemal Singleton is heading back to the NFL, recently hired as the Philadelphia Eagles’ running backs coach, according to multiple reports.

Singleton had just accepted the same job in early January at the University of Kentucky.

The 45-year-old rushed for 941 yards and four touchdowns for the Falcons in the late 90s. He was then an assistant coach at Air Force for nine seasons. He’s also coached at Oklahoma State and Arkansas, and in the NFL with the Colts, Raiders and Bengals.

Read more on this from Jason Marcum at A Sea of Blue and Brandon Lee Godwin at Bleeding Green Nation.

Falcons notes and links

Air Force football signed 28 three-star recruits (Brent Briggeman, The Gazette)

  • This seems like good news for the Falcons. To add further context, no other team in the Mountain West signed more than 22 three-star recruits. 247sports doesn’t exactly reflect that though, giving Air Force just 17 three-star recruits and ranking them as the seventh-best MWC team in 2021 recruiting. Rivals places Air Force at 68th in 2021 recruiting, ahead of Army and Boise State, but behind Navy and San Diego State.

He turned down 7 D-I offers to walk on at Boise State (Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman)

  • Jordan Erickson turned down offers from Army, Navy and Air Force to walk-on at Boise State. He tallied 1,365 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns last season for Rocky Mountain High.

Also…

  • Mountain West Wire has a 2021 Air Force spring football preview.
  • Here’s a gallery of the Air Force bombers that flew over the Super Bowl, courtesy of WFLA.
  • According to our friends at Roll Bama Roll, former Air Force punter Charlie Scott is still on the Tide’s football roster. He may have been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. Scott punted twice in the National Championship game for a total of 76 yards.