MELVIN INGRAM

MELVIN INGRAM

Team: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, #54

Position: OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

Height/Weight: 6’2″, 247 lbs.

Date of Birth: APRIL 26, 1989

Place of Birth: HAMLET, NORTH CAROLINA

College: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Drafted: 2012 – 1ST ROUND, 18th OVERALL BY SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

 

Melvin Ingram is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. A former collegiate All-American, Ingram is a tenacious pass rusher and an integral member of the Chargers’ defense.

Born in Hamlet, North Carolina, Ingram attended Richmond County High School, where he excelled at both football and basketball. Tallying 87 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his senior year, Ingram earned a four-star recruit rating from Rivals.com, and later committed to play football at the University of South Carolina.

Ingram immediately made an impact during his freshman year at South Carolina, playing in all 12 games and compiling 15 tackles, including a season-high five tackles against Kentucky. After missing the subsequent 2008 season due to injury, Ingram returned in 2009, making his first collegiate start against Florida and collecting 18 tackles and 1.5 sacks throughout the season. Ingram continued to elevate his defensive dominance throughout his junior year, recording a team-high nine sacks. Named a team captain before the start of his senior year, Ingram’s 2011 season earned him national recognition as his 48 tackles, school-record-tying 10 sacks and three touchdowns led South Carolina to 11 wins and a Top Ten finish. Following the season, Ingram was named to the All-SEC team and earned consensus First Team All-American honors, becoming just the third consensus All-American in school history and the first since 1984.

Considered one of the most versatile and physically gifted prospects in his draft class, Ingram was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed with the team on May 11, 2012.

As a rookie, Ingram suited up for all sixteen games of the 2012 season, accumulating 27 tackles and a sack. After missing the first half of the 2013 season with an injury, Ingram returned to the field in early December, helping the Chargers earn their first playoff berth since 2009 and first playoff win since 2008. In that playoff win, Ingram was dominant—he earned his first career interception and tallied a team-high four quarterback pressures. Following a 2014 campaign that was cut short due to injury, Ingram developed into a premiere NFL talent in 2015, starting in all 16 games and collecting a team-high 10.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, four forces fumbles and 29 quarterback hits. Ingram also became the first Chargers’ player to record a double-digit sack season since 2011.

Outside of football, Ingram is an aspiring rapper, releasing a full-length mixtape titled “From Nothing to Something” in 2015. Ingram considers the track “Pops” to be his favorite on the mixtape, a song that pays tribute to his late father George Melvin Ingram Jr., who passed away in 1998. Ingram also established the nonprofit foundation “Mission Possible”, which looks to provide inner-city and low income children the educational opportunity and resources they need.

Ingram signed with Roc Nation Sports in September of 2016.

 

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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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