Lunch with a Legend
Featuring Mike Singletary
Friday, April 21
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Join the Baylor family at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco for our Lunch with a Legend series. John Morris, The Voice of the Bears, sits down with Mike Singletary, former Baylor Football linebacker (1977-1980).
After the program, take a tour through the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, a museum honoring more than 400 Texas legends and home to 6,000 pieces of sports memorabilia.
Event Location: Texas Sports Hall of Fame
1108 S University Parks Dr Waco, TX 76706
Registration Options: Texas state and local sales taxes are included
- Individual Registration: $15
- Baylor GOLD - Graduates of the Last Decade: $10
- Select Table of 8: $200
- Baylor Faculty & Staff: $5
Doors will open and the Bubba's 33 buffet will begin at 11:30 a.m. We encourage you to plan to arrive at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch before the program starts at noon.
About Our Legend
Mike Singletary (1999-2001)
Former Baylor Football Player
Mike Singletary (BBA '83), the indisputable greatest player in the history of Baylor football, was a two-time All-American linebacker and three-time consensus All-Southwest Conference pick who set school records for tackles in a game (33, versus Arkansas), season (232, 1978) and career (662, 1977-80), as well as broken helmets (16).
A two-time winner of the Davey O'Brien Award (1979-80), which at the time was awarded to the most outstanding player in the southwestern United States, Singletary helped the Bears win the Southwest Conference title by a record three-game margin and the program's first 10-win season.
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round in 1981, Singletary had a 12-year NFL career (1981-92) with 10-consecutive Pro Bowl nods and was twice named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988. The heart and leader of the "Monsters of the Midway" defense, he helped the Chicago Bears compile an 18-1 record in 1985 and a 46-10 blowout of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
Finishing his Hall of Fame career with 1,488 career tackles, 19 sacks and seven interceptions, Singletary was also named NFL Man of the Year in 1990 and won the Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award in '91.
Named to the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991, he was also elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 and was ranked No. 56 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
An ordained minister who was highly sought on the speaking circuit, Singletary started a coaching career in 2003 that included an 18-22 record in three years as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He was also an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens, 49ers and Los Angeles Rams and was most recently the defensive coordinator of the Generals in the developmental Spring League.
Mike and his wife, Kim (BBA '82), have seven children, including a son (Matt) who played football at Baylor in 2007-09.
About Our Moderator
John Morris (BA '80)
Voice of the Bears
Recognized by the National Sports Media Association in 2019 as the Texas Co-Sportscaster of the year, the “Voice of the Bears”, John Morris is in his 28th year as the signature voice of Baylor Athletics. This is his 36th year overall including eight years (1987 – 1994) working alongside the legendary “Voice of the Bears” Frank Fallon. Officially, he is Baylor’s Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting and his duties now include play-by-play for Baylor Football and 2021 National Champion Men’s Basketball in addition to third tier television broadcasts on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Going into the 2022 football season, Morris has broadcast 404 consecutive B.U. Football games. Morris has also been behind the mic for Baylor Baseball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Equestrian, Track & Field and Acrobatics & Tumbling.
A December, 1980 Baylor graduate, Morris worked 15-years as TV sports anchor and Sports Director on Waco’s CBS affiliate, KWTX-TV before moving to Baylor Athletics full-time. At Homecoming in November, 1999, Morris was named one of Baylor’s outstanding young alumni. In November, 2002, he was honored with the Frank Fallon Sportsmanship Award named for his mentor from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.
John Morris is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with honors from Danville (Ky.) High School in 1977. A proud father of three and grandfather of three, Morris is married to the former Terri Melton, a 1985 Baylor graduate. They are the parents of Meagan (33) a Baylor graduate, Maddie (29) a Baylor Nursing School Graduate, and M.J. (25) a Baylor Mechanical Engineering Graduate. The Morris family is active at Harris Creek Baptist Church.
Baylor Alumni of Waco invites you to connect with fellow Bears in your area through unique events and networking opportunities. Get involved today!
Questions? Email us at BaylorAlumni@baylor.edu.