2014 CIS Football Player to Watch: Mark Ingram, Saskatchewan Huskies

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Source: Nicole Betker, Saskatchewan SportsInfo

Name: Mark Ingram
University: Saskatchewan
Hometown: Imperial, Saskatchewan
Junior Football: Regina Thunder
Position: Safety
Academic program: Agriculture &Bioresources
Year of eligibility: 5
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190

Key stats 2013: Recorded 30 tackles and oneinterception in seven games
Awards & honours (since start of CIS career):2013 CIS Second Team All-Canadian; 2013 Canada West All-Star

University of Saskatchewan Huskie Mark Ingram lived up to thetask of following in the shadows of his predecessors at safety.

Stepping into the starting position in 2013 left vacant by CISall-time interceptions leader Bryce McCall and previously owned by2008 first-overall CFL draft pick Dylan Barker, Ingram knew he hadbig shoes to fill.

And he didn’t waste anytime doing so.

The 5-9 Imperial, Sask., native was named both a CIS Second TeamAll-Canadian and a Canada West All-Star in his first season in theCIS after recording 30 tackles and one interception.

“Mark made an immediate impact on Canada West football in2013,” said Huskie head coach Brian Towriss. “He isquick, smart, extremely tough and our best cover guy. He is ourcaptain and quarterback on defence. He is an extremely talentedplayer and an even better young man.”

Ingram, a student in the College of Agriculture &Bioresources, played in the Canadian Junior Football League withthe Regina Thunder prior to joining the Huskies. With the Thunder,Ingram was a two-time prairie conference all-star, a CJFLAll-Canadian and was awarded the defensive back of the year in2010.

An athletic family, Ingram’s older brother, Bryce, playsbaseball for the Valley City University Vikings in the NAIA and hisyounger brother, Connor, was part of the 2014 Midget AAA Telus Cupchampion Prince Albert Mintos.

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