On this day in Alabama history: Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy

On this day in Alabama history: Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy
Mark Ingram, No. 22 of the New Orleans Saints, rushes for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Nov. 19, 2017 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

December 12, 2009

Mark Ingram Jr. became the first University of Alabama player to win a Heisman Trophy on Dec. 12, 2009. He edged out Stanford running back Toby Gerhart in the closest vote in Heisman history. Under Ingram’s leadership, the Crimson Tide finished the 2009 campaign undefeated, winning the Bowl Championship Series title with a 37-21 victory over Texas. Ingram was drafted by the New Orleans Saints as the 28th pick in the 2011 NFL draft. He has played eight seasons for the Saints. Since Ingram’s win, Alabama player Derrick Henry earned Heisman trophy in 2015.

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