Saturday night was a great victory for Alabama State tailback Mark Ingram. With 5 votes and 28 points ahead of running back Toby Gerhart for Stanford, Mark Ingram won the Heisman award. During Ingrams time at Alabama State he earned a school record of 1,542 yards gaining 6.2 yards per carry and scoring 18 touchdowns. He won 4 out of 6 regions and he ran 113 yards scoring 3 touchdowns against Florida, sending Crimson Tide to the BCS national title game against McCoy and No.2 Texas on January 7, 2010 at the Rkose Bowl. Ingram is also the 3rd consecutive sophomore to win the Heisman award since Tebow became the first in 2007. Ingram thanked his family, friends, teammates, coaches, trainers, support staff, interns and his school teachers while giving his speech on his award acceptance. His father who is incarcerated for bank fraud and money laundering watched him on television from the prison.
Ingrams vote was the closest vote in Heisman history since 1985.