MELVIN INGRAM

MELVIN INGRAM

Team: L.A. Chargers

Position: Outside Linebacker

Height/Weight: 6’2″, 247 lbs.

Date of Birth: April 26, 1989

Place of Birth: Hamlet, North Carolina

High School: Richmond County HS

College: University of South Carolina

Drafted: 2012 – 1st Round, 18th Overall by San Diego Chargers

 

Melvin Ingram is a linebacker for the L.A. Chargers.

 

Born in Hamlet, North Carolina, Ingram attended Richmond County High School, later committing to play football at the University of South Carolina.

 

Ingram’s collegiate career began as a freshman earning significant playing time, and ended as a team captain his senior year, receiving First Team All-American honors.

 

Selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Ingram suited up for all sixteen games of his rookie year. In 2015, Ingram became the first Chargers’ player to tally double-digit sacks (10.5) since 2011.

 

Outside of football, Ingram is an aspiring rapper, releasing a full-length mixtape in 2015. Ingram also established the nonprofit foundation “Mission Possible”, which provides low income children educational resources they need.

 

In September of 2016, Ingram signed with Roc Nation Sports.

Career Highlights:

  •      Chargers Team Captain (2016)
  •      Chargers season leader in sacks (10.5) and forced fumbles (3) (2015)
  •      Consensus All-American (2011)
  •      First-Team All-SEC (2011)

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This week, Roc Nation Sports players are participating in the NFL’s "My Cause My Cleats” initiative. Read below to learn about the causes they are supporting:

Leonard Fournette

"Where I’m from in New Orleans, crime is too common. It hurts so many innocent families on a daily basis. Seeing the youth affected by it is the hardest part for me. The kids are our future and it is our duty to educate and inspire them early so they can make the right decisions later to lessen the street crime mentality."

Todd Gurley

“This cause empowers me to use my platform to raise awareness of the work that Shriners is doing, as well as light for Shriners patients. These kids are here fighting day in and day out and it brings me joy knowing that I can put a smile on their faces.”

CJ Prosise

“Sawhorse Revolution is a small organization doing great things for the homeless. I was impressed by their mission and the work they are doing to provide tiny homes to homeless families in the community."

Ndamukong Suh

“Education is the key to life. This cause empowers me to encourage others.”

Jaelen Strong

“Growing up in Philadelphia, there were plenty of children that were less fortunate than others. Now that I have this platform, I want to be able to raise awareness for the kids that are in a tough spot so that their lives may become a little easier, especially during the holiday season.”

Geno Smith

“I wanted to get involved with the United Way of Miami-Dade because they are on the group in the impacted areas to bring relief and recovery to victims of Hurricane Irma. I’m also from and still have family in the Miami area so it’s important that I support my community.”

Ronnie Stanley

“There are over 6 million pets in animal shelters nationwide that need a home. And for every animal that’s instead purchased from a breeder or a pet shop, a potential home is taken away from a homeless dog or cat that could have been adopted from one of those animal shelters, effectively lessening their chances of survival. When I went to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) I sought out one of their older dogs, Lola, that had been there awhile and probably wasn’t going to get adopted. Just like I got drafted by the Ravens, I wanted Lola to have that same feeling of being wanted when I adopted her."

Melvin Ingram

“I grew up in a single parent household, and I want kids who are in the same situation to know, believe in yourself and never give up.”

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Check out these Roc Nation Sports highlights: Juju Smith-Schuster scored his 3rd TD of the season & celebrated with a game of hide & seek Dez Bryant scored his 71st TD yesterday and is now tied for most TDs by a Cowboys receiver in franchise history Todd Gurley rushed for 106 yards yesterday & scored a TD marking his 4th game with 100+ rushing yards Melvin Ingram got another sack in Week 7 Caris LeVert put up 16 points and 6 rebounds in his first start of the season
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Check out these Roc Nation Sports NFL highlights: Leonard Fournette had a breakout game yesterday rushing 181 yards with 2 TDs Melvin Ingram made 2 big sacks & had 6 tackles in yesterday's game Dez Bryant scored his 70th career TD yesterday
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Check out Roc Nation Sports NFL highlights below: Leonard Fournette scored a touchdown during yesterday’s game in London. He is the first player in Jaguars history to register three rushing TDs through three career games Melvin Ingram had a career high 3 sacks in yesterday’s game. He currently leads the NFL in sacks with 5.5
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Check out Roc Nation Sports NFL Highlights below: Juju Smith-Schuster scored his first NFL TD yesterday Todd Gurley came up big yesterday with 88 rushing yards, 48 receiving yards & 2 TDs Melvin Ingram got another sack yesterday Leonard Fournette recorded his second NFL TD in Week 2 Dez Bryant scored his first TD this season
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During the Holiday season, Roc Nation clients like to give back to their communities. Keep reading to see how some artists and athletes have given back for #RocGiving: screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-26-23-pm November 5th in Philadelphia –Jaelen Strong distributed 100 turkeys to local Philadelphia residents and the Kitchen of Love. This was the second annual Jaelen Strong Turkey Giveaway in Philadelphia. skyrocgiving November 10th in Dallas – Skylar Diggins volunteered at North Texas Food Bank Warehouse with Feeding America sorting canned goods, assembling boxes of non-perishable items, as well as bagging produce. mayaeni-volunteer-121 November 16th in Detroit - Mayaeni will volunteer with Feeding America and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan at their My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery. She will assist clients as they choose groceries. img-20161118-wa00002 November 17th in Las Vegas - Roc Nation Latin's Victoria La Mala and Karen Rodriguez visited the James Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Las Vegas to help serve food and talk with the kids and parents for the Club’s Pre-Thanksgiving. 20161117_1409505 November 17th in NYC - Rapsody volunteered with Feeding America to serve lunch at the Bowery Mission. img_3457 November 17th in Boston - James Young took 15 homeless youth out for a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s and provided Jordan Brand backpacks and snapback hats. 20161117_181722 November 17th in New York - Davaughn, Roc Nation Latin's Mozart La Para and Mr Paradise, Rapsody, The LOX, and Roc Nation Sports' Junior Younan helped host a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for 20 at-risk and homeless youth from Bronx Connect and SCO Independence Inn. Special thank you to NYY Steak, Ben’s Deli, and John Covelli for food donations. la-group-shot November 17th in Los Angeles - Samuel Larsen, Casey Veggies, DJ Reflex, Claudia Leitte, Deondre “Trakmatik” Collins, DOROTHY, Levi Carter,  Ludwig Goransson, Belly and Roc Nation Sports' Daniel Franco volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with Feeding America sorting and packaging food. img_5486 img_5471 November 18th in Philadelphia - Meek Mill donated 150 turkeys to Bible Way Baptist Church for We Feed the Homeless Philly’s annual turkey drive. img_1307 img_1310 November 19th in Benton Harbor - Wilson Chandler's Thanksgiving pantry bag distribution in Benton Harbor with the Second Baptist Church provided food to about 100 families in need. Special thanks to Campbell's. dsc_0403 dsc_0389 November 21st in Denver - Wilson Chandler distributed pantry baskets in Denver in partnership with Montbello Recreation Center. Special thanks to Boston Market. img_9157-approved November 22nd in Atlanta, GA - TIP handed out 500 turkeys and sides to families in need at the rap star’s 11th Annual Community Turkey Drive with Mayor Kasim Reed.

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November 22nd in Miami, FL - Rusney Castillo visited the Kendall Club of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. He attended the Club’s pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner.

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November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Henry Ellenson and Mike Gbinije joined the Detroit Pistons Thanksgiving Initiative to host a dinner for 400 families. They served food, interacted with families, and distributed turkeys.

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November 22nd in Detroit, MI - Big Sean partnered with Tarence Wheeler for an All-Star Turkey Giveaway at River Rouge High School—3,500 turkeys and all the fixings were distributed.

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November 23rd in Hamlet, NC - Melvin Ingram hosted a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Hamlet with the support of teammates Melvin Gordon and Casie Hayward. Ingram’s sister Callie was also on-site to help handout 125 turkeys.

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Dez Bryant came up big yesterday with 6 receptions for 116 yards including a 50 yard touchdown. Watch the highlights here. img_9794 Melvin Ingram had 4 tackles and 1 sack in yesterday's game. Watch highlights from the sack here. SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Melvin Ingram #54 of the San Diego Chargers lunges at Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins during the second half of a game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 13, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) CJ Prosise had himself a night last night with 153 total yards, putting up career-high numbers in both rushing and receiving. screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-11-05-54-am Kevin Durant posted 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in last night's game. Watch highlights here. Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors
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Dez Bryant had 4 receptions for 113 yards including a game-tying touchdown in last night's game! Watch the highlights here. cwgehfsw8aesnrf-jpg-large Kevin Durant extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games with 20+ points after putting up 37 points last night. Watch highlights here. screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-10-42-51-am CJ Prosise set personal bests in carries and catches as well as rushing and receiving yards in last night's game with a total of 8 touches and 103 yards. Watch him run down the field for a 43-yard catch here. screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-10-47-24-am Melvin Ingram had a great sack forcing a fumble in yesterday's game. Watch the highlights here. DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Joey Bosa (99) of the San Diego Chargers and Melvin Ingram (54) force a fumble by Trevor Siemian (13) of the Denver Broncos during the second quarter on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The Denver Broncos hosted the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)    
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