‘Mo­tor For Hei5­man’ but­tons ready

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - Shan­del Richard­son

BOCA RA­TON — The Florida At­lantic ath­letic depart­ment de­cided it wanted to give this week­end’s Shula Bowl a lit­tle added fla­vor.

In prepa­ra­tion for Satur­day’s game against Florida In­ter­na­tional, the stu­dent body will re­ceive but­tons pro­mot­ing run­ning back Devin “Mo­tor” Sin­gle­tary for the Heis­man Tro­phy.

The sopho­more leads the na­tion with 23 touch­downs and is fifth in rush­ing yards (1,360).

“That’s just amaz­ing for him. Let’s just keep it go­ing,” cen­ter Antonyo Woods said.

The school re­leased the cam­paign Tues­day morn­ing. The blue but­tons fea­ture the words, “Mo­tor For Hei5­man.” There is also a pic­ture of a race car bear­ing No. 5, Sin­gle­tary’s jersey num­ber.

“I don’t see why he shouldn’t be in talks. … The film speaks for it­self,” run­ning back Gre­gory How­ell Jr. said. “Most peo­ple are prob­a­bly say­ing he’s not play­ing the op­po­nents oth­ers are play­ing, but ev­ery­body’s out here to com­pete. He’s just do­ing his thing.”

The ques­tion is whether Sin­gle­tary will join in the fun. De­spite the record-break­ing sea­son — he owns the school’s sin­gle-sea­son TD record and is on pace for the yardage mark — he tends to shy from at­ten­tion. Team­mates didn’t think he would wear the but­ton. Woods said, “I think he’ll just be like, ‘Ha ha, that’s funny.’ ” FAU vs. Florida In­ter­na­tional, 7 p.m. Satur­day, ESPN3, WTCN

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