Saints' Ingram added to Pro Bowl roster
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been named to the Pro Bowl squad, it was announced by the Saints and the National Football League today.
It is Ingram's first career Pro Bowl selection and he is the first Saints running back to be selected since Deuce McAllister for the 2003 campaign.
Ingram, 5-9, 215, is in his fourth NFL season out of the University of Alabama.
The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner and a first round draft pick (28th overall) by the Saints in 2011, he appeared in 13 games in 2014 and carried 226 times for 964 yards (4.3 avg.) with nine touchdowns and 29 receptions for 145 yards, setting career-highs in rushing yardage, total yards from scrimmage (1,109) and rushing touchdowns.
Ingram's 74.2 rushing yards per game ranked seventh in the league and he ranked 14th in rushing yards.
He tied for third in the league in rushing touchdowns.
His efforts for the NFL's top-ranked offense in net yards per game was a key factor in New Orleans' league ranking in rushing yards per game improving from 25th in 2013 to 13th in 2014.
Ingram will replace Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch at the Pro Bowl, who is unable to participate because his team has advanced to the Super Bowl.