Sin­gle­tary ap­pre­ci­ates his chance just to play

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND - By David Furones

Start­ing quar­ter­back Chris Ro­bi­son said he’ll be head­ing back home for a few days this week­end.

“Just see some fam­ily, see some friends. Get away from foot­ball a lit­tle bit,” said Ro­bi­son, the red­shirt fresh­man from Mesquite, Texas. “I like to dis­con­nect a lit­tle bit, just so I can get ready for the next part of the sea­son.

“I love foot­ball and I love do­ing it ev­ery day, but some­times I just feel like you just need a break. ”

Sin­gle­tary, the workhorse that he is, still likes to use ex­tra time for im­prove­ments on his game but also finds ben­e­fits in al­low­ing the body to re­cu­per­ate.

“I think you need a bye week, kind of re­group,” he said. “I think it can’t come at no bet­ter time than mid­way through the sea­son, kind of get time to get your mind back right.”

Jef­fer­son happy to get game ac­tion: Ju­nior de­fen­sive tackle Noah Jef­fer­son, who trans­ferred in from Ari­zona Western Col­lege be­tween the sec­ond and third week of the sea­son and orig­i­nally was at South­ern Cal, got to see the field for the first time with FAU against the Monar­chs on Satur­day.

Fol­low­ing the game, he de­tailed what brought him to FAU in talk­ing to re­porters for the first time since join­ing the team.

“Prob­a­bly coach [Lane] Kif­fin, hon­estly,” said Jef­fer­son, a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder. “I wanted to be at a place where I was go­ing to be taken care of but also just be­ing pushed, on the field and off the field — some­body who’s go­ing to make me a bet­ter man.”

JOHN RAOUX/AP

Florida At­lantic run­ning back Devin Sin­gle­tary is grate­ful for his health this sea­son amid in­juries cut­ting short some of his peers’ ca­reers.

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