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)

Latest Posts

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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)