Raiders Running Back Coach Jemal Singleton has been named the club’s nominee for the
NFL’s Salute to Service Award. Singleton is in his rst season with the Raiders, having
previous coached two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. In just his rst year with the
Raiders, Singleton has already stepped forward in his support of veterans.
Upon hearing of the Raiders Foundation’s recent work with Veterans Village in Las Vegas,
Singleton didn’t hesitate to get involved. After learning that the Raiders Foundation was gifting
container homes to six veterans, Singleton took time from a family vacation to y to Las Vegas to be
there for the presentation of the homes.
Not only was Singleton at the presentation, but he met with the veterans of Veterans Village and
went on a tour of the model container home. Singleton’s act of prioritizing veterans changed the
life of one of our veterans. Thanks to Singleton, one of our veterans, who was previously homeless,
learned that he now has a permanent place to live. Singleton continues to be involved with the
Oakland Raiders community efforts that positively impact military members and their families.
Prior to entering the NFL, Singleton spent 14 seasons coaching collegiately, including nine
years at the Air Force Academy. At his alma mater Singleton served as a run game coordinator/
running backs coach (2007-10), running backs coach (2006), varsity assistant coach (2003-
05) and a prep assistant (2000). In 2001, Singleton was stationed at Little Rock Air Force
Base in Jacksonville, Ark., serving as the Chief of Media Relations as part of his military service
commitment. Singleton attended the Air Force Academy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
social sciences while also playing running back from 1996-98. To this day, Singleton is one of
just six players in Air Force history to be elected a two-time captain.
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