Mark Ingram is a running back for the New Orleans Saints and here is everything you should know about him, including his net worth, salary, career, personal life, and more.
|Full name||Mark Valentino Ingram II|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1989|
|Father’s Name:||Mark Ingram Sr|
|Mother’s Name||Shonda Ingram|
|High School||Flint Southwestern Academy (Flint, Michigan)|
|Net Worth (2023)||$12 million|
|Children||Mila, Myla, Mayla, and Mark|
|Profession||American Football player|
Early life and college career
The son of Mark Ingram Sr., a former wide receiver for the New York Giants, Ingram was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He spent his freshman, sophomore, and junior years at Grand Blanc Community High School in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and his senior year at Flint Southwestern Academy in Flint, Michigan. Ingram, a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com, was ranked as the nation’s No. 17 high school athlete in 2008.
Ingram attended the University of Alabama on a sports scholarship and played for coach Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2008 to 2010. He concluded the 2008 season with 728 total running yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. His 12 touchdowns, a team-high, also broke the freshman school record for Alabama.
Ingram rushed for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns in the 2009 season. He also had 334 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Additionally, in two different matches, he received the MVP and player of the match titles.
After having minor knee surgery the week before the season opener versus San Jose State, Ingram was declared unfit for the 2010 campaign. After a couple of games, he came back. Ingram completed his junior season with 875 yards on 158 rushes, 13 touchdowns, and another 282 yards gained through receptions.
Mark Ingram NFL Career
Ingram was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th overall choice in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the same pick the New York Giants used to select his father, Mark Ingram Sr., at the same age, twenty-four years earlier. He amassed 54 rushing yards and a score against the Detroit Lions on December 4 in his final game of the 2011 campaign. Due to a toe injury, he was sidelined for the duration of the campaign. With 474 rushing yards and five touchdowns, he completed his debut season. He suffered a heel injury earlier in his rookie season, missing a game as well as a week of practice.
Ingram, who shared the backfield with Chris Ivory, Darren Sproles, and Pierre Thomas, was the Saints’ best rusher for the 2012 year. Ingram was a part of a more evenly distributed backfield earlier in the season, but beginning in Week 10, he received a big increase in touches. He totaled 602 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns during the 2012 season. Before the 2013 season began, Ingram switched from the number 28 he had worn for the previous two seasons to the number 22 he had worn at Alabama. Ingram’s toe ailment hindered his play. On November 3, when he was back in play, he only had 19 rushing yards against the New York Jets.
He ended the 2014 NFL season with 1,109 yards from scrimmage, a career-high (964 rushing yards, and 145 receiving yards). He received the first Pro Bowl nod of his career.
On March 7, 2015, Ingram and the Saints agreed to a four-year deal for $16 million. On November 15, Ingram injured his shoulder in the Week 10 loss to the Washington Redskins. Ingram missed the final four games of the season due to a shoulder ailment. He has 769 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, and 405 receiving yards at the end of the 2015 campaign.
In the 2016 season, Ingram shared the backfield with Tim Hightower but got a majority of the backfield carries. He concluded the season with 1,043 running yards and added an additional 319 receiving yards to go along with 10 total touchdowns. With 5.1 yards per attempt, Ingram was the ninth-best running back in the NFL in 2016. Initially sharing carries with rookie Alvin Kamara and former Vikings star Adrian Peterson, Ingram took over as the team’s primary rusher in Week 3 of 2017. The running back duo of Ingram and Kamara became the first in NFL history to surpass 1,500 scrimmage yards in the same season.
Ingram received a four-game season-opening suspension on May 8, 2018, for breaking the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. In week five, he came back. Ingram had a total of 645 running yards, six rushing touchdowns, and 21 receptions for 170 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in the 2018 season. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019, his teammates placed him 80th.
On March 13, 2019, Ingram and the Baltimore Ravens agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal. Ingram concluded the season with 26 receptions for 247 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns, for a total of 1,018 rushing yards and ten rushing scores. His performance during the 2019 season earned him a third Pro Bowl selection. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020 list, his fellow players placed him 44th.
The Ravens released Ingram on January 19, 2021. Ingram agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Houston Texans on March 24, 2021, which also included a $500,000 signing bonus. Ingram was dealt back to the New Orleans Saints on October 29, 2021, in return for a pick in the seventh round of the 2024 draft.
The NFL player Mark Ingram is married to Chelsea Peltin-Brown; the two got hitched on April 3, 2017, after dating for a while. Mila, Myla, Mayla, and Mark are the couple’s four children.
Mark Ingram Net worth
As of 2023, Mark Ingram’s estimated net worth is $12 Million.
FAQs on Mark Ingram
(Q) What jersey number does Mark Ingram wear?
Mark Ingram wears 5 as his jersey number
(Q) How many kids does Mark Ingram have?
Mark Ingram has 4 children namely Mila, Myla, Mayla, and Mark.
(Q) When did Mark Ingram make his NFL debut?
Ingram was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th overall choice in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the same pick the New York Giants used to select his father, Mark Ingram Sr.
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