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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