Ingram Selected For Weekly Honor
Alabama defeated Duke in Durham by a 62-13 margin Saturday. It was the first game appearance of the 2010 season for 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. Ingram had injured his knee prior to the season opening game and missed the first two outings after having arthroscopic knee surgery.
Ingram returned with a vengeance. He led all runners with 151 yards on just nine carries with two touchdowns. He ran for 48 yards on his first carry of the season and had a 50-yard run later in the first quarter on his third rush to reach the century mark on three carries.
Helping to clear the way for Ingram and for the Alabama offense to total 626 yards on the day was Chance Warmack. The sophomore offensive guard did not allow a pressure or a sack, and did not get called for any penalties in receiving the top grade by the coaches on the offensive line.
Wide receivers Julio Jones and Darius Hanks were also recognized on offense. Jones led all receivers with five catches for 106 yards and one touchdown while Hanks was second on the list with three grabs for 52 yards, including a diving TD catch that was the first score of the game.
Defensively, linebackers Dont'a Hightower and Nico Johnson were mentioned as players of the week by the coaching staff. Hightower led the defense with eight total tackles (five solo) and is first on the team through three games with 16 stops on the season. Johnson followed Hightower on the stat sheet as he was credited with six tackles (four solo) and was given half credit for a tackle for loss.
Alabama's defense ranks second nationally in scoring defense (6.3 ppg) and ninth in total defense (253.3 ypg).
Trent Richardson and Wesley Neighbors had the most significant contributions on special teams. Richardson returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and finished the game with 184 all-purpose yards. He also had a tackle as a member of the coverage teams. Neighbors graded out well as a member of the kickoff coverage, kickoff return and punt return teams. He was credited with two tackles in the game, both of which came on kickoff coverage.
Leading the way in terms of appearances as coaching staff's players of the week are Richardson and Jones, who have been recognized all three weeks.
This week, No. 1 Alabama goes to Fayetteville to play 10th-ranked Arkansas. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. CDT with national television coverage by CBS.
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