First-Round Book on ... Mark Ingram

With NFL Scouting's detailed breakdowns, we present the players who are possibilities for the Green Bay Packers with the 32nd pick of the first round. Leading off is a long-shot to still be available: Alabama running back Mark Ingram.

Mark Ingram Jr.

Tailback

University of Alabama Crimson Tide

5-foot-9 1/2, 215 pounds

Flint, Mich.: Flint Southwestern Academy; Grand Blanc Community High School.

Overview

The son of former National Football League wide receiver, Mark Ingram, a standout during his playing days with the New York Giants, "Junior" is regarded as the elite ball carrier in the collegiate ranks. The ball carrier has often been compared to Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith, as both play with that low pad level and strong leg drive to power his way through tight rush lanes, along with the second gear to pull away from defenders in the open field.

Talking about his style of play, Ingram stated, "I have a good combination of power and speed. I can get the tough yards, but can also make a move and break a big run. I run good routes and catch the ball well. I'm versatile. I want to improve my pass blocking and have a better awareness of the blitz."

Ingram became the first player in Alabama's storied history to capture the 2009 Heisman Memorial Trophy. The Crimson Tide tailback joined Florida's Tim Tebow and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford as the only sophomores ever to win the award. A unanimous first-team All-American selection, Ingram shattered school records with 1,658 yards rushing on 271 carries with 17 touchdowns for Alabama's 2009 National Championship squad.

Ingram shows terrific vision and patience to follow his blocking and find the holes. The Tide tailback also has outstanding lateral agility to hit creases and the burst to take it the distance. He also has excellent ball handling skills, having turned the ball over just twice during a career that saw him touch the pigskin 634 times (572 rushes, 60 receptions and two kickoff returns).

Even though Ingram started just 24 contests during his 39-game career with the Tide, he ranks seventh among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers with 42 rushing touchdowns and also with 46 total scores. His 3,261 yards on the ground placed 15th among active players.

Few of those 2010 collegiate performers can boast Ingram's success where it counts most for a running back – inside the red zone. From 20 yards away from the goal-line, the junior amassed 24 of his rushing touchdowns, scoring 22 times on goal-line plays during his last two seasons. Operating in those close quarters during that span, he was stopped for a loss just five times on 78 carries.

Before Ingram's arrival, the Alabama rushing attack ranked eighth in the conference and 60th nationally, averaging 149.23 yards per game on the ground. As a true freshman in 2008, he teamed with starting tailback Glen Coffee to boost that number to 184.64 rushing yards per game, placing third in the Southeastern Conference and 31st nationally.

When Ingram took over starting duties in 2009, Alabama's ground game ranked among the nation's elite, placing third in the conference and 12th nationally with an average of 215.07 rushing yards per game. As a junior, injuries prevented him from playing in the Tide's first two games, but once he returned to action, he helped the rushing attack average 182.92 yards per game.

Ingram etched his named among the elite running backs in the history of the Southeastern Conference. He set a Crimson Tide season-record with 1,658 yards in rushing in 2009, shattering the old mark of 1,471 set by Bobby Humphrey in 1996. That number also ranks sixth in SEC annals behind such prestigious names like Herschel Walker of Georgia (1,891 in 1981; 1,752 in 1982), Darren McFadden of Arkansas (1,830; 2007), Bo Jackson of Auburn (1,786; 1985) and Charles Alexander of Louisiana State (1,686; 1977).

Ingram's 42 touchdown runs broke Shaun Alexander's previous school all-time record (41; 1996-99) and tied Anthony Dixon of Mississippi State for seventh (2006-09) in league annals. In 39 games, he recorded a total of 46 scores (four more receiving), topped by only Alexander's 50 on the Tide's career-record chart. That total also tied Anthony Dixon of Mississippi State (47 games, 2006-09) and Carnell Williams of Auburn (42 games, 2001-04) for sixth place on the SEC's all-time record list.

Ingram attended Grand Blanc High School in Michigan for three seasons, where he excelled in football and track. Prior to his senior season, his family moved and he transferred to Flint Southwestern Academy. He started all four years of his prep career and was a four-time All-Area honoree on the gridiron and a nine-time All-State choice in track.

The prep standout was rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the nation's 189th overall player and 17th-best athlete prospect. He was also regarded as the sixth-best recruit from the state of Michigan, according to that recruiting service. Scout.com listed him as a three-star prospect and ranked him as the 58th-best running back prospect in the country.

During his junior campaign at Grand Blanc High, Ingram rushed for 846 yards and fourteen touchdowns on 121 carries (6.99 ypc). He also caught 22 passes for 260 yards and a pair of scores, posting 33 tackles with two interceptions on defense.

As a senior at Southwestern Academy, Ingram set city game-records with a stunning 358-yard rushing performance vs. Bay City Western High that including six touchdown runs. He earned All-State honors and was named the Saginaw Valley Most Valuable Player and Area Player of the Year, adding Detroit Free Press Offensive Dream Team accolades.

That season, Ingram finished with 1,699 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns in 2007. He also recorded 84 tackles with eight interceptions as a cornerback his senior season. For the track team, he had career bests of 23'8" in the long jump, 21.9 in the 200-meter and 10.69 clocking in the 100-meter dashes. He graduated with a 3.0 grade point average.

Ingram was offered scholarships from football programs around the country, including Alabama, Arizona State, Iowa, Michigan State, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. "I picked Alabama because it is the chance to come in with a special recruiting class and compete for a championship," said Ingram at the time he signed his national letter of intent to join the Tide on January 11th, 2008.

"I also had a better connection with Alabama's coaches and players than the other schools recruiting me," the star tailback stated. "When I came back from my official visit to Alabama, I told my mom that the players were guys that I really could relate to and I had a lot in common with the other members of the team and recruits. She told me that this was the first visit I had been on where I had come back and said that. It got me thinking and I prayed about it and decided to go to Alabama."

Ingram enrolled at Alabama in 2008 and played a key role in the Tide's potent rushing attack as one of the top freshman in the country. He saw action in all fourteen 14 games, splitting carries with starting tailback Glen Coffee, as he gained 728 yards on 143 carries while leading the team and tying for third in the Southeastern Conference with 12 touch-downs. He added 54 yards on seven catches and 26 yards on a kickoff return. He was a Freshman All-SEC selection by the league's coaches and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after rushing for 113 yards and two scores vs. Arkansas State.

With the departure of Coffee, who declared early for the 2009 NFL Draft, Ingram took over starting tailback duties as a sophomore, enjoying one of the finest collegiate seasons in conference history. He set a school record with 1,658 yards rushing on 271 carries with 17 touchdowns, and added 334 yards and three more scores on 32 receptions. He finished with an average of 142.29 all-purpose yards per game, totaling 1,992 yards.

Ingram earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week accolades twice and was recognized for SEC outstanding performances on three other occasions in 2009. In a 20-6 victory over South Carolina, the tailback rushed for 246 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, which ranks as the third-best rushing game in Crimson Tide history.

Ingram edged Toby Gerhart of Stanford to become the first Tide player and just the third sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy. He led the Tide to a perfect 14-0 season and was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the BCS National Championship, after rushing for 116 yards and two scores in the 37-21 victory over Texas.

The Tide tailback added consensus first-team All-American honors and was a unanimous first-team All-SEC choice by the Associated Press and the league's coaches. He finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award (Top Overall Player), Doak Walker Award (Top Running Back) and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. He was named the Sporting News National Player of the Year and the Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Entering his junior season, Ingram's encore performance was put on hold when he was forced to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after injuring it during a late August scrimmage. He missed the first two games of the season, but made a triumphant return to rush for 151 yards and two touchdowns on a mere nine carries in Alabama's third contest of the season vs. Duke.

Ingram followed by gaining 157 yards and two more scores on 24 carries vs. Arkansas the following, earning SEC Outstanding Performance recognition for both game efforts. He might have failed to match his production from the previous season, but the junior still led the Tide with 875 yards and 13 touchdowns on 158 carries (5.54 ypc) in 2010. He added 282 yards and another score on 21 receptions and returned a kickoff 19 yards, totaling 1,176 all-purpose yards on the season. He earned second-team All-SEC honors and was one of six recipients of Alabama's Offensive Player of the Year Award.


Mark Ingram
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On January 7th, 2011, Ingram, receiver Julio Jones and defensive end Marcell Dareus all announced that they would forgo their final season of eligibility to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. "Alabama will always have a special place in my heart, and I'll always bleed crimson," Ingram said. "To all the fans, you've made this so special for me. Every Saturday running out there and seeing packed stands of 100,000 people, I will miss that. It's something that I will cherish for the rest of my life."

"We're extremely pleased and proud of everything that all these young men have done, in terms of the contribution to the University of Alabama, their contribution to the Alabama football program, the effect that they've had on other people based on the personal relationships that they've developed, the leadership that they've provided and the example that they've set, Alabama head coach Nick Saban told the press gathering for the players' announcements.

"At no time have I been more pleased and proud with a group of young men in terms of their accomplishments, their achievements and the class that they've had in terms of how they've represented this institution. These guys that are here on this stage, regardless of what they choose to do, I want everybody to understand that they have represented the University of Alabama, our football program, themselves and their families as well as any players that I've ever coached," Saban continued.

"They've probably been a part of as successful of three years of college football as any-where in the country in terms of what they've been able to achieve with their team, as well as the individual success, and accolades that they've been able to earn."

Career notes

Ingram started 24-of-39 games at Alabama, carrying 572 times for 3,261 yards (5.70 ypc) and 42 touchdowns…Added 670 yards and four scores on 60 receptions (11.17 ypc) and totaled 278 points as a member of the Crimson Tide…Added two kickoff returns for 45 yards (22.50 avg)…Collected 3,976 all-purpose yards on 634 plays (6.27 avg), averaging 101.95 yards per game…Fumbled three times, turning the ball over twice…Also attempted one pass that fell incomplete and had one solo tackle…His 3,976 all-purpose yards rank third in school history behind Bobby Humphrey (4,958; 1985-88) and Shaun Alexander (4,433; 1996-99)…His 1,992 all-purpose yards in 2009 rank second in Alabama annals, topped by Bobby Humphrey's 2,016 in 1986, as Ingram's total also placed eighth on the Southeastern Conference season-record list…Averaged 142.3 all-purpose yards per game in 2009, ranking as the fifth-highest season mark in school history…His 271 rushing attempts in 2009 rank as the fourth-most on Alabama's annual record chart, topped by Shaun Alexander (302; 1999) Sherman Williams (291; 1994) and Shaud Williams (2003; 290)…Averaged 5.70 yards per rushing attempt, ranking second on the school's record list (min. 400 attempts)…His 3,261 career rushing yards rank as the fourth-most in school history, surpassed only by Shaun Alexander (3,565; 1996-99), Bobby Humphrey (3,420; 1985-88) and Kenneth Darby (3,324; 2003-06)…Set a Crimson Tide record with 1,658 yards in rushing in 2009, shattering the old mark of 1,471 set by Bobby Humphrey in 1996. That number also ranks sixth in SEC history behind Herschel Walker of Georgia (1,891 in 1981; 1,752 in 1982), Darren McFadden of Arkansas (1,830; 2007), Bo Jackson of Auburn (1,786; 1985) and Charles Alexander of LSU (1,686; 1977)…Rushed for 246 yard vs. South Carolina in 2009, ranking as the third-highest game total by a Tide player…His 42 touchdown runs broke Shaun Alexander's previous school career-record (41; 1996-99) and tied Anthony Dixon of Mississippi State for seventh (2006-09) in Southeastern Conference annals behind Tim Tebow of Florida (55; 2006-09), Herschel Walker of Georgia (49; 1980-82), Kevin Faulk of Louisiana State (46; 1995-98), Carnell Williams of Auburn (45; 2001-04), Dalton Hilliard of Louisiana State (44; 1982-85) and Bo Jackson of Auburn (43; 1982-85)…His 46 total touchdowns (four receiving) rank behind Alexander's 50 on the school all-time record list, tying Anthony Dixon of Mississippi State (47 games, 2006-09) and Carnell Williams of Auburn (42 games, 2001-04) for sixth place on the SEC's career-record chart…Ingram's 17 touchdown runs in 2009 rank second to Shaun Alexander (19; 1999) on Alabama's season record list and tied for seventh in Southeastern Conference annals…Scored 20 total touch-downs in 2009, ranking second to Alexander (24; 1999) on the school's season-record chart.

2010 SEASON

All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection by the league's coaches…Member of Watch Lists for the Maxwell (Top Player), Doak Walker (Top Running Back) and Walter Camp Player of the Year Awards…Co-Recipient of Alabama's Offensive Player of the Year Award…Started all 11 games he played in, missing the first two contests of the season with a left knee injury…Carried the ball 158 times for 875 yards (5.54 ypc) and 13 touch-downs…Produced 54 first down runs on 158 attempts (34.18%), as he converted 9-of-16 third-down rushing attempts (56.25%) and 1-of-1 fourth-down carries (100%)…Had 20 carries that gained at least 10 yards (12.66%), including seven that went for 20 yards or longer (4.43%)…In addition to his 13 touchdown runs, Ingram had key rushing attempts that set up six touchdown drives and four others that ended in field goals, as he scored 84 points…On 57-of-145 non-touchdown carries (39.31%), it took more than one defender to bring him down…Tackled behind the line of scrimmage 12 times (7.60%) for combined losses of 28 yards, and stopped for no gain on nine other carries (5.70%)…Registered 34 of his carries inside the red zone (21.52%), including 22 on goal-line plays (13.92%)… Caught 21-of-25 passes targeted to him (84.0%) for 282 yards (13.43 ypc), producing eight first downs and converting 2-of-5 third-down passes (40%), as seven of his receptions gained at least 10 yards, including four that went for 20 yards or longer, as he set up one touchdown drive and two others that ended in field goals…Added one solo tackle after an interception…Ranked seventh in the conference and 51st nationally with an average of 79.55 rushing yards per game…Ranked ninth in the league and 52nd in country in scoring, averaging 7.64 points per game…Earned SEC Outstanding Performance notices vs. Duke, Arkansas and Louisiana State.

2010 GAME ANALYSIS

Duke…Ingram broke a 48-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and the Crimson Tide never looked back in its 62-13 win against the Blue Devils. Ingram, in his first game of the 2010 season, ran for 152 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns. The long run set up a touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Darius Hanks to give the Tide a 7-0 lead…Two series later, the tailback broke free for a 50-yard gain before finishing off the possession with a one-yard touchdown…He added his second sore of the day a drive later, rumbling into the end zone from 17 yards out as Alabama took a 28-0 lead…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on four carries, including three that went for 20 yards or longer. He had three positive positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 1-of-7 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 315 yards with four touchdowns on 35 carries (9.0 ypc) and generated 626 total yards on 61 snaps (10.3 yards per attempt).

Arkansas…Ingram rushed for 157 yards on 24 attempts and scored two touchdowns. The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner scored the go-ahead touchdown from one yard out with 3:18 left to play in the contest to give Alabama its first and final lead of the game. Trailing the Razorbacks, 20-17, with just under five minutes remaining, safety Robert Lester picked off a Ryan Mallet pass for the second time to set up Alabama's game-winning drive at the Arkansas 12-yard line. From there, Ingram took two snaps out of the wildcat formation to give Alabama a first-&-goal from the one yard line. Ingram then took the handoff from senior quarterback Greg McElroy and found the end zone for the game winner. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick intercepted a Mallett pass with 1:48 left in the game to bring an end to Arkansas' last scoring chance…The tailback scored his first touchdown during Alabama's second possession, weaving 54-yards to the end zone to tie the game at 7…Record Watch-Ingram now has 2,695 yards rushing in his career, placing him fifth on Alabama's all-time record list…He has 33 touchdown runs, tying for third on the school's career-record chart…He's rushed for 100 yards or more on 12 occasions, tying as the second-most in school history…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on three carries, including one that went for 20 yards or longer. He had four positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 17-of-22 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 227 yards with two touch-downs on 40 carries (5.7 ypc) and generated 421 total yards on 66 snaps (6.4 yards per attempt).

Florida…Ingram accounted for 47 yards on 12 carries and two scores. On its first series of the game, Alabama capped off an 11-play, 68-yard drive with a 28-yard Jeremy Shelley field goal to go up 3-0. On the ensuing Florida possession, Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson intercepted a pass by Gators quarterback Trey Burton in the end zone on a fourth down play from the Alabama one-yard line to keep Florida off the scoreboard. Following the turnover, the Crimson Tide marched 80 yards in nine plays, increasing the lead to 10-0 on Ingram's six-yard touchdown run. After a Florida punt and a 41-yard return by wide receiver Julio Jones, Alabama needed eight plays to cover 42 yards, ending with Ingram's second touchdown of the night, a one-yard plunge over the left side to go up 17-0…Record Watch-Ingram brought his career total up to 2,741 yards rushing, tying for fourth place on the Crimson Tide's all-time record list…He's rushed for 35 touchdowns, the second-highest total in school history…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced three first-down run and converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts. He had four positive runs inside the red zone, all on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 3-of-10 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 170 yards with two touchdowns on 34 carries (5.0 ypc) and generated 273 total yards on 52 snaps (5.2 yards per attempt).

South Carolina…Alabama's school record 29-game regular season win streak came to an end at Williams-Brice Stadium as the South Carolina Gamecocks took down the top-ranked Crimson Tide. After only giving up a combined 35 points the entire season, the Tide defense surrendered 35 points at the hands of the Gamecock offense. Ingram managed just 41 yards on 11 carries, while the Tide's rushing attack was held to a season-low 36 yards…Record Watch-With 2,782 yards rushing in his career, Ingram has sole possession of fourth place on the Tide's all-time record list…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced four first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on one carry. He had two positive runs inside the red zone, both on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-11 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 36 yards with no touchdowns on 29 carries (1.2 ypc) and generated 351 total yards on 64 snaps (5.5 yards per attempt).

Mississippi…Ingram contributed a team-high 60 yards on 15 carries, adding seven yards on three catches in the 23-10 victory…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 2-of-4 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on one carry. It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-15 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 100 yards with no touchdowns on 34 carries (2.9 ypc) and generated 319 total yards on 59 snaps (5.4 yards per attempt).

Tennessee…Alabama opened the second half with a four-play, 70-yard scoring drive set up by a Greg McElroy to Julio Jones pass that put the Tide at the Tennessee 32-yard line. Following the reception by Jones, Ingram rushed for 12 yards and then Jones caught another pass for a gain of 19 yards. From there, Ingram rushed one yard for the touch-down, giving Alabama a 20-10 lead…The Tide added another touchdown with 57 seconds left to play in the third quarter with a one-yard plunge by Ingram to put Alabama up 34-10…The junior finished with 88 yards and two scores on 14 attempts…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced six first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries, including one that went for 20 yards or longer. He had six positive runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 6-of-12 non-touchdown rushing attempts… The team gained 210 yards with four touchdowns on 34 carries (6.2 ypc) and generated 536 total yards on 69 snaps (7.8 yards per attempt).

Louisiana State…During a second quarter drive, Ingram converted a second-&-8 attempt with a nine-yard carry, leading to a one-yard touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Trent Richardson…During a 10-play, 73-yard drive in the third frame, he produced three first downs while gaining 20 yards on seven carries, including a five-yard touchdown run that capped the series…He converted a third-&-1 attempt with a 12-yard rush during a fourth quarter drive, leading to a scoring toss from McElroy to Julio Jones…The tailback finished with 97 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries. He had three positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 15-of-20 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 102 yards with one touchdown on 31 carries (3.3 ypc) and generated 325 total yards on 65 snaps (5.0 yards per attempt).

Mississippi State…Ingram managed 53 yards on 18 carries, but added 77 yards and a touchdown on two receptions…He produced two first downs during the game's opening drive with carries of five and 12-yards before Jeremy Shelley kicked a 36-yard field goal to cap the nine-play, 59-yard series…In the second quarter, Ingram caught a pass from Greg McElroy and took it 78 yards to the end zone for a score…He produced first down runs of 13 and six-yards during a third quarter possession that ended in a 28-yard field goal by Shelley…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on three carries. He had one positive runs inside the red zone. It took more than one defender to stop him on 6-of-18 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 175 yards with one touchdown on 36 carries (4.9 ypc) and generated 452 total yards on 59 snaps (7.7 yards per attempt).

Georgia State…Ingram carried just 12 times, but managed 86 yards and one touchdown while added another 16 yards on a reception…He caught the 16-yard pass during the game's opening possession and converted a second-&-3 with a four-yard run before Greg McElroy found Julio Jones on an eight-yard touchdown completion to cap the eight-play, 67-yard drive…Later in the first quarter, the tailback broke off a 23-yard gain and then carried four straight times near the goal-line before punching it into the end zone from a yard out on fourth-down…He added a 27-yard run in the second quarter, leading to another touchdown connected between McElroy and Jones…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced four first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts, 1-of-1 fourth-down runs and gained at least 20 yards on two carries. He had four positive runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 1-of-12 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 262 yards with four touchdowns on 45 carries (5.8 ypc) and generated 478 total yards on 67 snaps (7.1 yards per attempt).

Auburn…Alabama took the game's opening possession and drove 71 yards to the end zone on seven plays, capped off with a nine-yard touchdown run by Ingram…The tailback caught a pass from Greg McElroy and ran 41 yards to the opponent's 19 before Antoine Carter punched the ball out from behind. Auburn recovered the fumble, but was forced to punt on the ensuing possession…Ingram finished with a season-low 36 yards with one score on 10 carries, but added 91 yards on four receptions…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced four first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts. He had one positive run inside the red zone on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 3-of-10 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 69 yards with one touchdown on 30 carries (2.3 ypc) and generated 446 total yards on 71 snaps (6.3 yards per attempt).

Michigan State (Capital One Bowl)…During the game's opening possession, Ingram took a handoff on third-&-goal and plunged one-yard into the end zone to cap a 13-play, 79-yard drive…During a second quarter drive, the tailback converted a first-&-5 with an eight-yard carry and then gained 12 more yards on the next snap. Ingram then caught a pass and took it 30 yards to set himself up with a six-yard touchdown run a play later to finished off the seven-play, 80-yard series…He added a 14-yard first down run in the third quarter, leading to a 37-yard touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Marquis Maze…Ingram concluded the game with 59 yards and two scores on 12 carries…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries. He had two positive runs inside the red zone. It took more than one defender to stop him on 1-of-12 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 275 yards with six touchdowns on 44 carries (6.2 ypc) and generated 546 total yards on 67 snaps (8.1 yards per attempt).

2009 SEASON


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The consensus All-American first-team selection (The NFL Draft Report, America Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association, Associated Press, The Sporting News and Walter Camp) was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy, and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award...

Named the Sporting News National Player of the Year, the Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the AP and league's coaches…Started all 14 games and led the SEC and ranked fourth nationally with 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns on 271 carries (6.12 ypc)…Produced 87 first down runs on 271 attempts (32.10%), as he converted 16-of-29 third-down rushing attempts (55.17%) and 5-of-6 fourth-down attempts (83.33%)…Had 50 carries that gained at least 10 yards (18.45%), including 17 that went for 20 yards or longer (6.27%)…In addition to his 17 touchdown runs, Ingram had key rushing attempts that set up eight touchdown drives and seven others that ended in field goals, as he scored 120 points…On 100-of-254 non-touchdown carries (39.37%), it took more than one defender to bring him down…Tackled behind the line of scrimmage 13 times for combined losses of 20 yards, and stopped for no gain on 22 other carries…Registered 44 of his carries inside the red zone, including 22 on goal-line plays…Caught 32-of-38 passes targeted to him for 334 yards (10.44 ypc) and three touchdowns, as the opposition managed to deflect one of those attempts, producing eight first downs and converting 4-of-13 third-down attempts, as 10 of his receptions gained at least 10 yards, including four that went for 20 yards or longer, setting up four touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals…Lost his only fumble…Attempted one pass that fell incomplete…His 1,992 all-purpose yards rank second in Alabama history behind Bobby Humphrey's 2,016 in 1986 and place eighth on the Southeastern Conference single-season record list…Averaged 142.3 all-purpose yards per game, ranking as the fifth-highest single-season mark in school history…His 271 rushing attempts rank as the fourth-most on Alabama's single-season record chart, topped by Shaun Alexander (302; 1999) Sherman Williams (291; 1994) and Shaud Williams (2003; 290)…Set a new single-season record with 1,658 yards rushing, shattering the old mark of 1,471 by Bobby Humphrey in 1996, as that number also ranks sixth in Southeastern Conference history behind Herschel Walker of Georgia (1,891 in 1981; 1,752 in 1982), Darren McFadden of Arkansas (1,830; 2007), Bo Jackson of Auburn (1,786; 1985) and Charles Alexander of LSU (1,686; 1977)…Rushed for 246 yard vs. South Carolina, ranking as the third-highest single-game total in school history…His 17 rushing touchdowns also place second to Alexander (19; 1999) on Alabama's single-season record list and ties for seventh in Southeastern Conference annals…Earned National Championship Offensive MVP vs. Texas…Earned league Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Virginia Tech and South Carolina…Also received SEC Outstanding Performance notices vs. Kentucky, Mississippi and Mississippi State.

2009 GAME ANALYSIS

Virginia Tech…Ingram ran for a career-best 150 yards, including a six-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that broke a 17-17 tie and gave Alabama their final lead. He also scored on an 18-yard pass from Greg McElroy that was preceded by a 39-yard run, Ingram's longest carry of the night. The Tide defeated the seventh-ranked Hokies in their season-opener, 34-24. "We made the adjustments we needed to make and we executed," said Ingram. "We didn't give up. McElroy kept his composure and focus throughout the whole game. I just go out and work hard and do whatever it takes to help my team. Everyone talks about our defense, but our offense can do it, too. We just want to prove that to people." Ingram earned Offensive Most Outstanding Player honors...Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on five carries, including one for 20 yards or longer. He had three positive runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 8-of-25 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 268 yards with two touchdowns on 49 carries (5.5 ypc) and generated 498 total yards on 79 snaps (6.3 yards per attempt).

Florida International…Despite being sick the entire week leading up to the game, Ingram managed 56 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries (5.6 ypc)…In the first quarter, Ingram caught a pass from Greg McElroy and took it 31 yards to the opponent's 14. The reception set up a 29-yard field goal by Leigh Tiffin…A series later, the tailback plunged into the end zone from two-yards out to cap a five-play, 69-yard drive…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced three first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries. He had three positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 6-of-9 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 275 yards with four touchdowns on 42 carries (6.5 ypc) and generated 516 total yards on 66 snaps (7.8 yards per attempt).

North Texas…The Crimson Tide spread the wealth as Ingram split carries with Trent Richardson and Terry Grant. All three running backs gained over 75 yards, but Ingram led the way with 91 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. The sophmore added 38 yards and another score on three catches…In the second frame, Ingram came up with a 29-yard scoring reception to finish off a seven-play, 68-yard drive and give Alabama a 27-0 lead… In the third quarter, he rumbled into the end zone from five yards out to cap a three-play, 39-yard possession…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on four carries, including one for 20 yards or longer. He had two positive runs inside the red zone on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 4-of-7 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 260 yards with five touchdowns on 45 carries (5.8 ypc) and generated 523 total yards on 73 snaps (7.2 yards per attempt).

Arkansas…Ingram finished the afternoon with 71 total yards of offense and two touch-downs, as he carried 17 times for 50 yards and a score and caught three passes for 21 yards and another touchdown, helping Alabama to a 35-7 victory in their SEC opener… With Arkansas in punt formation, punter Dylan Breeding elected to roll to his right to get the punt off, but found only the midsection of a charging Lorenzo Washington. Breeding recovered the blocked punt and scrambled to his own 35 before being forced out of bounds. Alabama made use of the short field on the fifth play of the series as McElroy, facing a healthy dose of pressure, dumped the ball off to Ingram on a screen pass. A lone block up the sideline allowed Ingram to waltz into the end zone for the first of his two touchdowns on the day…The Tide effectively ended the game with its third straight touchdown drive, this one a clock-killing 99-yard campaign that took 6:28 off the clock before Ingram's two-yard dash ended the day's scoring with 13:12 left in the game… Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced three first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on one carries. He had two positive runs inside the red zone, including one on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 9-of-16 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 134 yards with two touchdowns on 41 carries (3.3 ypc) and generated 425 total yards on 65 snaps (6.5 yards per attempt).

Kentucky…The sophomore running back led the Tide on the ground with 140 yards on 22 carries and a pair of touchdowns…Alabama took the opening kickoff and marched to a touchdown for a 7-0 lead on an 11-yard run by Ingram with 14:03 left in the first quarter…In the third quarter, Ingram broke loose for a 32-yard scoring run to cap a two-play, 38-yard possession. "It was real big and fortunately I was able to make a play for us."...Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on carries. He had four positive runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 5-of-20 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 204 yards with six touchdowns on 42 carries (4.9 ypc) and generated 352 total yards on 68 snaps (5.2 yards per attempt).

Mississippi…The Crimson Tide offense rolled up 354 yards of total offense led by 188 yards by Mark Ingram who scored the Alabama's lone touchdown on the day. The tailback gained 173 yards with one score on 28 carries and added 16 yards on three receptions…

With 55 second remaining in the first half, Ingram broke loose for a 36-yard touchdown run, giving the Tide a 16-0 lead…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-2 third-down attempts, 3-of-3 fourth-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on five carries, including two for 20 yards or longer. He had three positive runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 9-of-27 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 200 yards with one touchdown on 41 carries (4.9 ypc) and generated 354 total yards on 76 snaps (4.7 yards per attempt).

South Carolina…Alabama got a career game from sophomore running back Mark Ingram, capped by a five-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that gave Alabama a 20-6 lead and put away a tough South Carolina team on Homecoming night. Ingram rushed for a career-high 246 yards on 24 carries, the most yards ever amassed by an Alabama back at Bryant-Denny Stadium. On the Tide's final drive, Ingram carried the ball on all six plays, moving the team 68 yards down the field for the game-sealing touchdown. "Mark Ingram was fantastic, 246 rushing yards with over 10 yards a carry, best performance ever in Bryant-Denny Stadium," said Coach Saban. "The offensive line must've been doing a pretty good job too against a pretty good defense but the guy ran with tremendous passion and heart and did a wonderful job out there, scored a touchdown. I can't tell you, if we had guys that could play like that, the sky would be the limit in terms of heart and character that he plays with."…On a third quarter third-&-2, Ingram burst up field for a 54-yard run to the opponent's 18, setting up a field goal for the Tide…Record Watch-Ingram's 246 yards rushing are the third-highest single-game total in Alabama history, topped only by Shaun Alexander (291 at LSU, 1996) and Bobby Humphrey (284 at Mississippi State; 1986)…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced 10 first-down runs, as he converted 2-of-3 third-down attempt and gained at least 10 yards on eight carries, including five that went for 20 yards or longer. He had three positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 8-of-23 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 264 yards with one touchdown on 38 carries (6.9 ypc) and generated 356 total yards on 58 snaps (6.1 yards per attempt).

Tennessee…Ingram rushed for 99 yards on 18 carries against a tough Volunteers defense, but a late fumble by the running back nearly cost Alabama the game. "They played us all day to stop Mark [Ingram] so we've got to throw the ball, said Coach Saban. "That's just what we've got to do. There's not a greater competitor in the world than Mark Ingram and nobody feels worse about turning it over at the end of the game than he does. He's been a fantastic warrior for us all year long and really played well today as well." With just over three and a half minutes remaining in the contest, Tennessee safety Eric Berry jarred the ball loose from Ingram's grip. The Volunteers recovered the fumble and converted the turnover into points with a touchdown pass to narrow Alabama's lead, 12-10. The Vols recovered the ensuing onside kick, and drove to the Tide's 28 yard-line before Terrence Cody blocked a game-winning field goal attempt to seal the Alabama victory. "Every game we are just trying to get better," said Ingram. "We are showing up at times but we also have things to work on. I think we are starting to mold together as a group."…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced four first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries, including one that went for 20 yards or longer. He had one positive runs inside the red zone. It took more than one defender to stop him on 9-of-18 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 136 yards with no touchdowns on 30 carries (4.5 ypc) and generated 256 total yards on 59 snaps (4.3 yards per attempt).

Louisiana State…Ingram posted big numbers on the ground, carrying 22 times for 144 yards. He also added five catches for 30 yards. "The offensive line did a great job today. I'm so proud of them," said Ingram. "They get better and better every week. This was a big one for our team, probably the biggest one of the year. We've just got to keep getting better and keep winning." Alabama took a 10-7 lead during the opening drive of the second half. Ingram accounted for 58 yards and four first down during that possession, as he rushed four times and caught one pass to set up a touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Darius Hanks…As the Tide nursed a 21-15 lead late in the game, the tailback converted a crucial fourth-&-1 attempt with a two-yard carry. The conversion allowed Alabama to milk 6:14 seconds on the clock and add a field to widen their lead, 24-15…Record Watch-Ingram has rushed for 1,148 yards this season, ranking ninth on Alabama's single-season record list…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down attempts, 1-of-1 fourth-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on six carries, including two for 20 yards or longer. He had four positive runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 12-of-22 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 176 yards with no touchdowns on 38 carries (4.6 ypc) and generated 452 total yards on 72 snaps (6.3 yards per attempt).

Mississippi State…Ingram rushed for 149 yards on 19 attempts including a pair of touch-downs…In the second quarter, he punched the ball in from a yard out to cap an 11-play, 72-yard drive…Ingram's second touchdown of the day was an electrifying 70-yard run in the fourth quarter that brought the score to Alabama's winning margin, 31-3…Record Watch-With 1,297 yards rushing, Ingram moved into sixth on Alabama's single-season record list…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs and gained at least 10 yards on three carries, including two that went for 20 yards or longer. He had two positive runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap. It took more than one defender to stop him on 8-of-17 non-touchdown rushing attempts… The team gained 252 yards with two touchdowns on 40 carries (6.3 ypc) and generated 444 total yards on 58 snaps (7.7 yards per attempt).

Tennessee-Chattanooga…In the first quarter, Ingram shook off several would-be tacklers while rumbling 25 yards to the end zone to give Alabama a 14-0 lead…The sophomore tailback broke his second long run of the day, this time a 40-yarder for his second touch-down early in the second frame. The 40-yard scamper was Ingram's final carry of the day… He finished with 102 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. "I think Mark (Ingram) is strong, and I don't think he should be underestimated for his balance and body control, the power and strength that he has as a runner, and he's got explosive speed to go with it," Saban said. "He also can change directions so you don't get those straight-up hits on him. But, he's done that consistently all year long. I'm sure we could have left him in there today and he could have had a huge day, but he gained 100 yards, that's a good day's work when you come out with 10 minutes to go in the second quarter."…Record Watch-Ingram brought his season total to 1,399 yards rushing, moving him into second place on the school's single-season record list…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced five first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on one carry. It took more than one defender to stop him on 4-of-9 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 313 yards with four touchdowns on 56 carries (5.6 ypc) and generated 422 total yards on 72 snaps (5.9 yards per attempt).

Auburn…The Tigers held Ingram to a season-low 30 yards on 16 carries, as he also added 21 yards on three catches. A late touchdown pass from Greg McElroy to Roy Upchurch gave the Tide a 26-21 game-winning lead…Record Watch-Ingram brought his career total to 2,157 yards rushing, ranking 10th on Alabama's career-record list…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced one first-down run, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down attempts. It took more than one defender to stop him on 4-of-16 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 151 yards with one touchdown on 32 carries (4.7 ypc) and generated 332 total yards on 59 snaps (5.6 yards per attempt).

Florida (SEC Championship)…Ingram tied an SEC Championship Game record with three touchdown runs, as he gained 113 yards on 28 carries and had 76 yards on two catches… In the first quarter, the tailback punched the ball in from seven yards out to finish off an eight-play, 76-yard drive and give the Tide a 9-0 lead…Ingram added to that lead during a second quarter drive, as he took a screen pass 69-yards to the Florida three on the first snap of the series and rushed into the end zone a play later to give the Tide a 19-10 lead…In the final frame, Alabama executed a lengthy 17-play, 88-yard drive capped by a one-yard scoring run by Ingram…Record Watch-Ingram is now the Tide's all-time single-season leading rusher with 1,542 yards, surpassing Bobby Humphrey's 1986 record of 1,471. He's also the first Alabama rusher to go over 1,500 yards in a season…He has eclipsed the 100-yard mark eight times this season, setting a new UA season record… He has 15 rushing touchdowns, tying four other Tide runners for fourth on the school's single-season record list…He also has 27 touchdown runs in his career, tying for fifth on Alabama's career-record chart…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced 10 first-down runs, as he converted 6-of-8 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on three carries. He had six positive runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 8-of-25 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 251 yards with three touchdowns on 53 carries (4.7 ypc) and generated 490 total yards on 71 snaps (6.9 yards per attempt).

Texas (BCS National Championship)…After Texas jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a pair of field goals in the first quarter, the Crimson Tide took the lead when Ingram scored on a two-yard rush, putting Alabama up 7-6 with 14:18 remaining in the second quarter…A long touchdown run by Trent Richardson put the Tide up 14-6 and Leigh Tiffin would extend the Alabama lead further connecting on a 26-yard attempt. Two plays later, Marcell Dareus intercepted a Longhorns' shovel pass attempt and returned it 28 yards for an Alabama touchdown. The 10-point swing gave the Crimson Tide a 24-6 lead heading into the half… After Texas' offense scored 11 unanswered points in the second half, pulling it to 24-21, Eryk Anders forced a fumble at the three-yard line with Courtney Upshaw recovering for the Tide. Ingram capitalized on the turnover, scoring on a one-yard touchdown run three plays later to put Alabama up 31-21…Ingram finished with two scores and 116 yards on 22 carries to earn the game's Offensive MVP award…Record Watch-Ingram finished with 17 rushing touchdowns on the year, tying for second on the school's single-season record list…He also has 29 touchdown runs in his career, tying for fourth on Alabama's career-record chart…Ingram Offensive Impact-The running back produced nine first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on four carries. He had seven positive runs inside the red zone, including four on goal-line snaps. It took more than one defender to stop him on 6-of-20 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 246 yards with four touchdowns on 41 carries (4.0 ypc) and generated 263 total yards on 63 snaps (4.2 yards per attempt).

2008 SEASON

Freshman All-SEC selection by league coaches…Played in all 14 games as a reserve tailback and gained 728 yards with a team-high 12 touchdowns on 143 carries (5.09 ypc)…Produced 42 first down runs and converted eight third-down carries, as five of his attempts gained at least 20 yards…Added 54 yards on seven receptions (7.71 ypc), with three of those coming on third-downs...Fumbled once…Accumulated 808 all-purpose yards, as he scored 74 points…Ranked eighth in the SEC with an average of 52.0 rushing yards per game and 13th in scoring at 5.29 points per contest…Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors vs. Arkansas State…Earned Alabama Offensive Player of the Week vs. Clemson.

2008 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Clemson…Made his collegiate debut in a 34-10 win over Clemson, rushing for 96 yards on 17 carries with two receptions for five yards to earn Tide offensive player of the week accolades.

Tulane…Rushed for a team-high 63 yards with one touchdown on 11 carries, as he also caught one pass for seven yards and returned a kickoff 26 yards.

Western Kentucky…Produced 51 yards on nine carries, including touchdown runs of seven and five yards.

Arkansas…Made the most of just six carries, as he gained 53 yards including a one-yard touchdown plunge into the end zone.

Georgia…Carried seven times for 17 yards, including a touchdown run on Alabama's opening drive before suffering a bruised knee that sidelined him for the remainder of the contest.

Kentucky…Delivered 66 yards on 11 carries.

Mississippi…Led Alabama with 73 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries…Scored his sixth touchdown of the season in the Crimson Tide's jumbo package with a two-yard run behind nose guard and blocking back Terrence Cody.

Tennessee…Carried just four times for one yard.

Arkansas State…Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors with a career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries…Scored on touchdown runs of five and 17 yards, adding one reception for two yards.

Mississippi State…Carried 13 times for a game-high 78 yards, including a one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter…Added one catch for five yards.

Auburn…Contributed 64 yards and two scores on 15 carries, adding one reception for 27 yards.

Florida (SEC Championship)…Gained 21 yards on eight carries, adding his 12th touchdown of the season on a two-yard dive in the third quarter.

Utah (Sugar Bowl)…Carried eight times for 26 yards and caught one pass for eight yards.

OFF-THE-FIELD ISSUES

2009 Season…Ingram and fellow Tide teammate Julio Jones were initially ruled ineligible by the University of Alabama and the NCAA due to a Gulf Coast fishing trip taken with and paid for by 55-year old businessman Curtis Anderson during the Spring. The pair were reinstated (9/2) after repayment of the cost of the trip, which was paid to charity. The NCAA announced its decision in a statement: "The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff has reinstated the eligibility of University of Alabama football student-athletes Julio Jones and Mark Ingram based on a condition of repayment. According to the facts of the case submitted by Alabama, the student-athletes received impermissible food, lodging, transportation and entertainment from an individual with whom one of the student-athletes had become acquainted prior to enrolling in college. Consistent with NCAA membership requirements, the institution reported the violation and declared the student-athletes ineligible. As part of the reinstatement request, the institution required the student-athletes to make repayment of the value of the impermissible benefits to charity. During the reinstatement process, the NCAA staff considers a number of factors including guidelines established by the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, relevant case precedent, the student-athlete's responsibility for the violation, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the institution."

INJURY REPORT

2008 Season…Suffered a bruised knee early in the contest vs. Georgia (9/27) and sat out the remainder of the game.

2009 Season…Suffered a bruised knee on his last carry of the game in the season-opener vs. Virginia Tech (9/05), but did not miss any time.

2010 Season…Underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee after injuring it during a practice session (8/30)…Missed the first two games of the season vs. San Jose State (9/4) and Penn State (9/11) before returning vs. Duke (9/18).

CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

4.48 in the 40-yard dash…1.58 10-yard dash…2.62 20-yard dash…4.23 20-yard shuttle…

11.63 60-yard shuttle…6.96 three-cone drill…35-inch vertical jump…9'10" broad jump… Bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Grand Blanc (Flint, Mich.) Community High School for three seasons, playing football for head coach Joe Delaney…Ran for 846 yards and 14 touchdowns on 121 carries (6.99 ypc) as a junior, adding 260 yards and two scores on 22 receptions (11.82 ypc) while posting 33 tackles with two interceptions as a cornerback…Attended Flint Southwestern Academy for his senior season, playing for head coach Gary Lee…Earned All-State honors after rushing for 1,699 yards and 24 touchdowns on offense, as he also registered 84 tackles with eight interceptions as a cornerback his senior season…Set city game-records with a stunning 358-yard rushing performance vs. Bay City Western High that including six touchdown runs in 2007…Earned All-State honors and was named the Saginaw Valley Most Valuable Player and Area Player of the Year, adding Detroit Free Press Offensive Dream Team accolades…Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the nation's 189th overall player and 17th-best athlete prospect…Was also regarded as the sixth-best recruit from the state of Michigan, according to that recruiting service…Scout.com listed him as a three-star prospect and ranked him as the 58th-best running back prospect in the country…For the track team, he had career bests of 23'8" in the long jump, 21.9 in the 200-meter and 10.69 clocking in the 100-meter dashes…Graduated with a 3.0 grade point average.

PERSONAL

Telecommunication and Film major…One of six recipients of Alabama's Commitment to Academic Excellence Award in 2010…Son of Shonda and Mark Ingram…Father, Mark Ingram, Sr., played wide receiver at Michigan State before being drafted by the New York Giants 28th overall in 1987. He played ten seasons in the National Football League with the Giants, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, including a victory in Super Bowl XXV with the Giants…Born 12/21/89 in Hackensack, New Jersey…Resides in Flint, Michigan.


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