At A University Built On Team, Mark Ingram Wins Alabama’s First Heisman

Posted by Larry Burton on December-12-2009 Add Comments

I am on vacation this week in Puerto Rico getting ready to board a cruise ship for a week, and I missed Mark Ingram's acceptance. I got a lot of email about it however, and I'm sure I can see it all later. The news makes me sad and glad.

I am glad to see such a worthy young man win this esteemed award. Mark Ingram and his mother made the decision to send Mark all the way from Flint, Michigan all the way down to Alabama because as I was told, Mark's mother had faith that Nick Saban would both protect and nurture her son, and Mark could start fresh in a new area with new friends and escape the bad things around him at that time.

I could never imagine Mark as a young man who needed any kind of a fresh start from the various t...

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