Mark Ingram: 2009 Heisman Trophy Winner


  Coach Nick Saban and Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram poses with Head coach Nick Saban and the Heisman Trophy after being named the 75th Heisman Trophy winner.





Mark Ingram became the first Alabama Crimson Tide player ever to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, December 12, 2009. Mark helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 14-0 season, a SEC Championship and the National Championship this year. Ingram compiled 1,542 rushing yards to set the Alabama single-season record, and 1,864 all-purpose yards while scoring 18 touchdowns. He had eight 100-yard games, including a season-high and Bryant-Denny Stadium record 246 yards against No. 22 South Carolina.






Mark Ingram's 2009 Stats
Date Opponent Rushes Yards TD's Recs Yards TD's
Sept. 5 (7)Virginia Tech 26 150 1 3 35 1
Sept. 12 Florida Int'l 10 56 1 4 47 0
Sept. 19 North Texas 8 91 1 3 38 1
Sept. 26 Arkansas 17 50 1 3 21 1
Oct. 3 Kentucky 22 140 2 1 6 0
Oct. 10 (20)Mississippi 28 172 1 0 0 0
Oct. 17 (22)South Carolina 24 246 1 2 23 0
Oct. 24 Tennessee 18 99 0 0 0 0
Nov. 7 (9)LSU 22 144 0 5 30 0
Nov. 14 Mississippi State 19 149 2 1 9 0
Nov. 21 UT-Chattanooga 11 102 2 0 0 0
Nov. 27 Auburn 16 30 0 3 21 0
Dec. 5 (1)Florida 28 113 3 2 76 0
TOTALS
249 1542 15 27 306 3

The Heisman Trophy:
Named after the former Brown University college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually by the Heisman Trophy Trust to the most outstanding player in collegiate football. While it is not the only award honoring the most outstanding player in college football Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Award are awarded to the "best player" it is considered the most prestigious and receives the most media attention.

Selection:
The prestige in the award stems from several factors. Balloting is open for all football players in all divisions of college football, though winners usually represent Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The closest that a player outside of the modern Division I FBS came to winning the Heisman is third place. In addition to personal statistics, team achievements play a heavy role in the voting a typical Heisman winner represents a team that had an outstanding season and was most likely in contention for the national championship or a major conference championship at some point in that season.




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