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Mark Ingram II

Mark Ingram II is a former football running back and football analyst from the United States. Mark Ingram II played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and is currently serving as the on-air personality for Fox Sports.

Early Life

Mark Ingram II was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, the United States, on December 21, 1989. Currently, he is 34 years old and has a birth sign of Sagittarius. He holds US nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. His full name is Mark Valentino Ingram II.

Caption: Mark Ingram II’s childhood photo with his father (Source: X.com)

He was born to Mark Ingram Sr. (father) and Shonda Ingram (mother). Moreover, his father is the former wide receiver for the New York Giants. In addition, he grew up with three sisters whose names are Malia Ingram, Miya Ingram, and Mia Ingram.

Mark Ingram II – Education

In terms of his academics, he went to Grand Blanc Community High School in Grand Blanc, Michigan. During his high school years, he showcased his exceptional skills on the football field. Later, he enrolled at the University of Alabama and played for its football team.

In addition, he was a vital player and a key contributor to the team’s success. He created history in 2009 by being the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy, college football’s prestigious trophy.

Furthermore, he helped lead the Crimson Tide to a national title in the same year he won the Heisman Trophy. His performances as a running back were critical to the team’s success, and he helped Alabama win the championship.

Professional Career

New Orleans Saints

In the 2011 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints picked Mark Ingram II in the first round with the 28th pick. Meanwhile, agreed with the Saints on a four-year contract, with three years guaranteed and a fifth-year option, a contract worth $7.41 million, with a $3.89 million signing bonus. He played for the Saints for seven seasons.

During his rookie season, he finished with 474 rushing yards and five touchdowns. In the 2012 season, he finished with 602 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. He concluded the 2013 season with 386 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

Caption: Mark Ingram II during a football match (Source: Saints Wire – USA Today)

In the 2014 NFL season, he recorded a career-high 1,109 yards from scrimmage (964 rushing yards and 145 receiving yards). He received his first career Pro Bowl nomination. He concluded the 2015 season with 769 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, and 405 receiving yards. Moreover, he concluded the 2016 season with 1,043 rushing yards, 319 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns. In 2016, he finished ninth among NFL running backs with 5.1 yards per attempt.

He finished his 2017 season with 25 rushing yards in the 29–24 loss. Similarly, he was also ranked 43rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

On May 8, 2018, he was suspended for the first four games of the season due to violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He later returned to the game and finished the season with 645 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 21 receptions for 170 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. In addition, he was listed in the 80th position by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.

Baltimore Ravens

He signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens on the 13th of March 2019. He made his debut for the team in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. In that game, he rushed 14 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Ravens won 59–10.

During his first season with the team, he finished with 1,018 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns to go along with 26 receptions for 247 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. Similarly, he was positioned 44th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020. In the 2020 season, he finished with 72 carries for 299 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in 11 games. However, he was waived by the Ravens on the 19th of  January 2021.

Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints

He signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans for $2.5 million including a $500,000 signing bonus on the 24th of March 2021.

He was traded back to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round pick on the 29th of October 2021. During the 2021 NFL season, he finished with 160 carries for 554 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 27 receptions for 162 receiving yards.

Moreover, in the 2022 season, he appeared in ten games and started three. Moreover, he ended the season with 62 carries for 233 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He announced his retirement from playing football on the 6th of July 2023.

Broadcasting Career

After his retirement, he joined Fox Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff show and is currently serving as a football analyst.

Awards

During his footballing career, he has won several awards and recognitions. He won 3× Pro Bowl (2014, 2017, 2019), BCS national champion (2009), Heisman Trophy (2009), SN Player of the Year (2009), Unanimous All-American (2009), SEC co-Offensive Player of the Year (2009), First-team All-SEC (2009), and Second-team All-SEC (2010).

Mark Ingram II – Net Worth 2024

As of 2023,  his net worth is estimated at around $12 million whereas his annual salary is estimated at around $4 million. He currently works as a football analyst for Fox Sports. The majority of his earnings come from his footballing career.

Relationship Status

In April 2017, Mark Ingram II married a professional fitness model, Chelsea. The couple has four children among one of their daughter name is Myla Ingram. There are no records of Mark’s previous relationships. Currently, he lives happily with his wife and children.

Body Measurements

Caption: Mark Ingram II posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

The former football star is 5 feet tall (1.52 m) and weighs 98kg. Moreover, he has a pair of black eyes with black hair colour.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@markingramll’ there are over 568k followers. Likewise, there are over 595.1k followers on his Twitter page ‘@markingramII’ and over 218k followers on his Facebook page.