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Melvin Ingram
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Ingram in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 54     San Diego Chargers
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Hamlet, North Carolina
High School: Rockingham (NC) Richmond
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Debuted in 2012 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2011)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles     51
Sacks     3.0
Interceptions     1
Forced Fumbles     2

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]

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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.[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 careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

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

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
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 rep

San Diego ChargersEdit

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.[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.

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