2009 has been a year of great achievements for Mark Ingram, he was selected player of the game in this year’s season opener, SEC offensive player of the year, broke Bobby Humphreys rushing record and closed his year winning the Heisman Trophy following Reggie’s Bush steps when he won in 2005. Keep reading to know the rest of this news plus photo and video Below.
Just when we are getting near to close this season on college football, Running back Mark Ingram finally won the one Trophy Alabama was longing to obtain after so many years. Mark Ingram completed the trophy case forn Alabama, winning the Heisman on Saturday for a university that has one of the richest histories in college football.
Ingram won the Heisman – the leading sports trophy – the closest vote and the history of the award. Now, the star player will try to lead Alabama to a national championship.
Ingram, who finished with 28 points ahead of Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, wiped his tears before delivering his acceptance speech.
"I’m a little overwhelmed right now," he said. "I’m very excited for having brought its first Heisman Alabama. His coach Nick Saban commented, "The legacy of Alabama football certainly has a void filled, It made this an even greater opportunity [for Ingram] from a bigger picture standpoint."
Ingram received 227 first-place votes and 1,304 points. Gerhart had 222 first-place votes and 1,276 points, while Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, received 203 and 1145.
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fourth and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who won the Heisman two years ago, was fifth.
Ingram and Alabama will be measured at McCoy and Texas for the national title Jan. 7
Mark Ingram’s Football career started at Grand Blanc Community High School, later he switched to Flint Southwestern Academy at high school he was ranked at a four star athlete, but Mark Ingram’s football passion runs on his veins since he is the son of former NHL’s Wide receiver Mark Ingram who played with the New York giants, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. He retired in 2006 and several Legal issues followed him since 2001 up to now he has been involved in stealing money, credit cards, purses, cars, breaking and entering, Mark Ingram Sr. still is at New York’s Correctional center awaiting for his sentence.
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