PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Hines Ward’s football career might be dead, but recently he was resurrected as a zombie on the AMC hit show, “The Walking Dead.”
He got there thanks to friend and former college football teammate, IronE Singleton, known as “T-Dog” on the show. Singleton, a popular lead character who recently met his untimely end on the show by being consumed by zombies, also starred as drug lord Alton in the movie “The Blind Side.”
Now, he has a new autobiography called “Blindsided by The Walking Dead,” but it’s not just about his acting career.
“It has several anecdotes about the Walking Dead,” says Singleton. “But it’s also the story of me growing up destitute in the projects. I ran the streets, toted a gun, sold drugs, dealt with abuse, you name it.”
In fact, that’s why he uses the name IronE, because he believes his rise from the hard streets to the streets of Tinseltown was highly unlikely.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Singleton about his role on “The Walking Dead,” “Blindside,” his new book, and his friendship with Hines Ward.
Singleton’s heartfelt autobiography tells the story of growing up on the streets of Atlanta, losing his mother to AIDS, earning an academic scholarship to the University of Georgia while playing football for the Bulldogs – and eventually landing the first role that would make him a star – the druglord Alton in “The Blind Side,” opposite Sandra Bullock- a role that might have been his real life if things had turned out the way it seemed they could.