|August 23, 1965|
|Place of Birth|
|United States of America|
|American football player|
Mark Ingram Sr. (born August 23, 1965) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the New York Giants (1987–1992), the Miami Dolphins (1993–1994), the Green Bay Packers (1995), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1996).
He is the father of the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner and New Orleans Saints' running back Mark Ingram Jr. Both were drafted in the 1st round of their respective draft classes as the 28th pick overall.
Ingram played high school football at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. In high school, Ingram played at the quarterback position with Andre Rison at halfback. He then played college football at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. At Michigan State, Ingram was moved to the position of wide receiver, where he remained throughout his collegiate and professional career.
Ingram was drafted by the Giants in the first round (28th overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft. He is probably best known for a third down play in Super Bowl XXV in which he eluded at least five Buffalo Bills defenders to achieve a critical first down for the Giants to sustain a long touchdown drive. He finished the game as the Giants top receiver with five catches for 77 yards. As a Miami Dolphin, in a game against the New York Jets, Ingram caught four touchdown passes from Dan Marino. The most notable was the game-winning touchdown, which was the result of Marino faking out the Jets defense by indicating he was going to spike the ball to stop the clock. Instead, he lobbed a short pass to Ingram, who was open in the end zone.
|Height||5 ft 11 in / 178 cm|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||Black|