Report: Saints agree to terms with Mark Ingram
|07.30.11 at 4:04 pm ET|
The Saints and Mark Ingram, the 28th pick in the 2011 draft, have agreed to terms on a deal, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter. Ingram enjoyed a three-year career with the University of Alabama, skipping his senior season to declare for the draft. As a sophomore, Ingram won the Heisman Trophy over Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.
The cover athlete of NCAA Football ’12 rushed for a school-record 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns, leading Alabama to a BCS national championship. In the title game against against Texas, he tallied 116 yards and a pair of scores on 22 attempts. An injury-plagued junior year, in which he compiled only 875 yards in 11 games, hurt his draft stock. However, he was still widely considered a first-round talent at the time he declared for the draft.
Nineteen of the 32 first-round selections in the 2011 draft have now agreed to terms with their respective teams, according to NFL.com.