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Mark Ingram

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  • Running Back
  • Flint, MI (Southwestern Commencement Academy)
  • Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 215
  • Birth Date: 12/21/1989
  • CLASS OF 2008

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NFL CAREER – A Hard-nosed runner who punishes opposing defenses with a formidable combination of power and speed, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner and club’s second, first round draft pick in 2011 enjoyed a productive season despite being sidelined for six games by a nagging heel and toe injuries. In ten games, he carried 122 times for 474 yards (3.9 avg.) with five touchdowns. Particularly effective in short yardage, Ingram converted 10-of-12 third-and-one rushing attempts (83.3%).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Injured Reserve, 1/3/12; Signed, 7/30/11; Chosen by New Orleans in the first round (27th overall) in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2011 – Appeared in ten games with four starts, carrying 122 times for 474 yards with five TDs…Also added 11 receptions for 46 yards…Scored first career-TD on a fourth quarter 13-yard game-winning run, as he totaled nine rushes for 38 yards in a backfield with split carries with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles vs. Houston, Sept. 25… Powered rushing attack that racked up 236 yards vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23, carrying 14 times for a game-high 91 yards (6.5 avg.) before leaving in fourth quarter with bruised heel...Splitting carries with Sproles and Thomas to spearhead a three-headed running attack that gained 205 yards, Ingram was New Orleans’ leading rusher vs. N.Y. Giants, his father’s former team, Nov. 28, where he carried 13 times for 80 yards (6.2 avg.), with a fourth quarter career-long 35-yard scoring run. He also added two receptions for 14 yards… Ingram was New Orleans’ leading rusher vs. Detroit, Dec. 4, when he carried 16 times for 54 yards with a second quarter 14-yard touchdown run that put the Saints up 10-0 in the contest before suffering a season-ending toe injury that would eventually require surgery.

COLLEGE – Played in 39 games at Alabama with 24 starts, rushing for 3,261 yards and ran for 42 touchdowns, scoring 46 times overall…As a junior, after missing the first two games following knee surgery, started the remaining 11 and carried 158 times for 875 yards (5.5 avg.) with 13 TDs...All-SEC second-team selection by league coaches, co-recipient of Alabama’s Offensive Player of the Year Award and one of six recipients of Alabama’s Commitment to Academic Excellence Award…Produced 54 first downs on 158 rushes (34.2%), as he converted 9-of-16 third-down rushing attempts (56.3%)...Also had 21 receptions for 282 yards (13.4 avg.) with one TD…Was Heisman Trophy recipient as a sophomore, the first in the BCS National Champion Crimson Tide’s history and was a consensus All-American first-team selection and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell, Doak Walker and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Awards…Also named the Sporting News National Player of the Year, Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the AP and league coaches…Started all 14 games and led the SEC and ranked fourth nationally with 1,658 yards and 17 TDs on 271 carries (6.1 avg.)…Added 32 receptions for 334 yards (10.4 avg.) and three TDs…Rushing total set a new school record and ranked sixth in SEC history…1,992 all-purpose yards ranked second in Alabama history and eighth on the SEC single-season record list…Rushed for 246 yards vs. South Carolina, ranking as the third-highest single-game total in school history…Earned National Championship Offensive MVP honors vs. Texas after rushing for 116 yards and two scores…SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC selection as he played in all 14 games as a reserve and gained 728 yards with a team-high 12 TDs on 143 carries (5.1 avg.)...Added 54 yards on seven receptions…Telecommunications and Film major

PERSONAL – Attended Grand Blanc (Flint, Mich.) HS for three seasons, where he ran for 846 yards and 14 TDs on 121 carries (7.0 avg.) as a junior, adding 260 yards and two scores on 22 receptions (11.8 avg.), while posting 33 tackles with two interceptions as a CB…Attended Flint Southwestern Academy as a senior and earned All-State and Detroit Free Press Offensive Dream Team honors after rushing for 1,6999 yards and 24 TDs, as he also registered 84 tackles with eight interceptions…Father, Mark Ingram Sr., played WR for Michigan State before being drafted by the New York Giants 28th overall in 1987…He played ten seasons in the NFL with the Giants, Miami, Green Bay and Philadelphia, including a Super Bowl XXV victory with the Giants…Born Dec. 21, 1989 in Hackensack, N.J.

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