New Orleans Saints and Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winning running back was seen around the Saints’ facilities sporting his rivals colors. That is right, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham posted a photo of Ingram wearing an Auburn hoodie and shorts.
Since Auburn just beat Alabama in the iron bowl, it is safe to assume that Ingram lost a bet and this is him paying up.
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) December 5, 2013
Just in case some Alabama fans were considering tweeting Mark Ingram and chewing him out, he posted this shortly after:
— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) December 5, 2013
Ingram has been more productive this season than compared to his first year. In seven games he has rushed 58 times for 274 yards, an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That is almost a full yard better than his 3.9 average from his first two seasons. Of course, he only has played in seven games and has only 58 carries this season, significantly less than his first two seasons.
Ingram had a break out game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, he carried the ball 14 times for 145 yards. It was his first 100-yard rushing game in the NFL.
“I always play with a lot of passion, a lot of emotion, with a chip on my shoulder. And that just came out a little bit more today,” Ingram said, via ESPN. “It was just Sunday Night football and I was feeling good all week as far as my health goes. And I just wanted to come out and have a great game and show the world what I can do, what type of player I am, what type of back I am, what type of emotion I play with. And I just wanted to come out here tonight and do the best I could to help us win a game.”