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Melvin Ingram

Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram
Ingram in 2013.
No. 54     San Diego Chargers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989
Place of birth: Hamlet, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Rockingham (NC) Richmond
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Debuted in 2012 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
College
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2014
Tackles 59
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 1
Forced Fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Melvin Ingram (born April 26, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of South Carolina, and earned All-American honors. He was selected by the Chargers in the first round with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, and was considered one of the top pass rusher prospects available.[1]

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2012 NFL Draft 3.1
    • San Diego Chargers 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Ingram was born and raised in Hamlet, North Carolina. He attended Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina. As a senior linebacker he recorded 87 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

College career

Ingram attended the University of South Carolina, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks football team from 2008 to 2011. He played linebacker for the Gamecocks before switching to defensive end. As a junior in 2010, he led the team with nine sacks.

In 2011, Ingram registered 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, and two Athens, including a 68 yard fake-punt for a touchdown.[2][3][4] Ingram's strong senior campaign helped propel the Gamecocks defense to a final No. 4 national poll ranking, and he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.[5][6]

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Ingram was selected by the San Diego Chargers 18th overall in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 264 lb 4.69 s 1.62 s 2.63 s 4.18 s 6.83 s 3412 in 9 ft 1 in 28 reps

San Diego Chargers

In his rookie campaign, Ingram racked up 18 quarterback pressures, tied for second-most on the squad, along with 12 special teams tackles, which tied for the team lead. He played in all 16 games, with two starts.

On May 14, 2013, Ingram tore his 2013 season.[7] On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.[8] On December 7, 2013, Ingram was activated off the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. In Week 16, Ingram sacked Raiders Quarterback Matt McGloin while forcing a fumble. In the wild card game vs the Cincinnati Bengals, Ingram picked off Quarterback Andy Dalton for his first career pick.

References

  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/feature/video/_/id/7324158/2011-all-america-team
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=312530061
  4. ^ Sport Science - Melvin Ingram
  5. ^ http://waltercamp.org/news/2011_walter_camp_fbs_all_america_teams_announced/
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/feature/video/_/id/7324158/2011-all-america-team
  7. ^ Hanzus, Dan (May 14, 2013). "Melvin Ingram tears ACL at San Diego Chargers practice". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  8. ^ Gehlken, Michael (August 27, 2013). "Chargers place Willie, 2 others on IR". U-T San Diego. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • San Diego Chargers bio
  • South Carolina Gamecocks bio
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