Melvin Ingram Biography

Melvin Ingram

Quick Facts About Melvin Ingram

Celebrated Name Melvin Ingram
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Melvin
Birth Name Melvin Ingram III
Birth Date 1989-04-26
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Hamlet, North Carolina
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For Named to Pro Bowl three times
Father George Melvin Ingram
Mother Nancy Ingram
Siblings 1
Sisters Monique Ingram
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Taurus
High School Richmond Senior High School
University University of South Carolina
Position Defensive End
Career Start Drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft
First Club San Diego Chargers
Current Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Jersey Number 54
Awards Named to Pro Bowl three times
Current City Pittsburgh
Marital Status Not Known
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children 1
Son Prince Ingram
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 247 lbs (112 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Source of Wealth Football (Contracts, Salaries, Endorsements)
Salary $16.5 million
Net Worth $22 million
Links Instagram

Melvin Ingram III, professionally known as Melvin Ingram is an American football player. Ingram plays as a defensive end. Then San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles Chargers) drafted him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent 9 seasons with the Chargers and was named to Pro Bowl three times. He became a free agent in 2021 and was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football for the University of South California. 

What is Melvin Ingram Famous For?

  • Named to Pro Bowl three times.

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Where is Melvin Ingram From?

Melvin Ingram was born on 26 April 1989. His birth name is Melvin Ingram III. His birth place is in Hamlet, North Carolina in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He grew up in Hamlet. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He was born to his father, George Melvin Ingram, and his mother, Nancy Ingram. He has a sister named Monique Ingram. His zodiac sign is Taurus. 

Regarding his educational background, Ingram attended Richmond Senior High school where he started playing football. He recorded 87 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a senior linebacker. After graduating from college, he committed to play college football for the University of South Carolina. 

He initially played as a linebacker for the Gamecocks before switching to the defensive end. He led the team with nine sacks as a junior. He registered 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, two interceptions, and three touchdowns in 2011. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection. He was also named to consensus All-American. 

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Melvin Ingram Career

  • He declared for the 2012 NFL Draft. 
  • The San Diego Chargers selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. 
  • He tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Chargers' organized team activities in May 2013. He was expected to miss the entire 2013 season. 
  • He was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list in August 2013. 
  • He was activated off the PUP list in December 2013. 
  • The Chargers placed the franchise tag on Ingram in February 2017. 
  • He signed a four-year contract extension for $66 million with $42 million guaranteed in June 2017. 
  • He was selected for his first career Pro Bowl after the 2017 season. 
  • The Chargers lost to the eventual Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. 
  • He was placed on an injured reserve with a knee injury in September 2020. 
  • He was activated in October 2020. 
  • After he sustained a knee injury, he was placed back on the injured reserve in November 2020. 
  • He became a free agent in 2021.
  • He played 113 regular NFL games and recorded 360 combined tackles (265 solo tackles), 49.0 sacks, 13 forced fumbles, 1 defensive touchdown, and 3 interceptions for the Chargers.  
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed him in a one-year deal in July 2021. 

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Who is Melvin Ingram Wife?

Melvin Ingram maintains a low profile regarding his personal life. Not much is known about his family, wife, and marital status. It is not clear whether he is married or not. It is only known that he has a son named Prince Ingram born in 2015. 

How Tall is Melvin Ingram?

Melvin Ingram stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 247 lbs i.e. 112 kg. He has an athletic body build. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What are Melvin Ingram Salary and Net worth?

Melvin Ingram earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. Being drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, he spent 9 seasons with the Chargers. In June 2017, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $66 million with the Chargers. After his contract expired in 2021, he became a free agent. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. At Chargers, he had an annual salary of around $16.5 million. His net worth is estimated at around $22 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • He was drafted 18th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.