Melvin Ingram

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Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram
Ingram with the San Diego Chargers
No. 54 San Diego Chargers
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Hamlet, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Rockingham (NC) Richmond
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Total tackles: 181
Sacks: 22.5
Forced fumbles: 9
Pass deflections: 16
Player 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.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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 interceptions. He also scored three touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns came against Georgia in a 45-42 victory in Athens, including a 68-yard fake-punt for a touchdown.[1][2][3] 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.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

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

Ingram was selected by the San Diego Chargers 18th overall in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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 anterior cruciate ligament during the Chargers' organized team activities and was expected to miss the entire 2013 season.[6] On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.[7] 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 postseason Interception. On October 4, 2015 Melvin Ingram strip sacked Josh McCown and also subsequently recovered his own force fumble.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2012 SD 16 41 27 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2013 SD 4 8 4 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SD 9 29 21 8 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2015 SD 16 65 52 13 10.5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

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