Know your Chiefs – Melvin Ingram

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Melvin Ingram III was born on April 26, 1989, in Hamlet, North Carolina where he grew up and attended Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina.  In high school he played everywhere – running back, fullback, linebacker and kicker.  He was also the backup quarterback.  His high school coach, Ed Emory, said, “He was a magician with that ball.  He could throw the ball left and right-handed. He could kick with both feet.”  That was just his sophomore year.  By his junior year, he had settled in to spending most of his time at linebacker.

He was a four start recruit coming out of high school and was recruited by USC, North Carolina, and NC State.    He chose South Carolina playing for Steve Spurrier.  He played all four years there and was drafted by the Chargers as the 18th overall pick of the 2012 draft.  In 2017, he was franchise tagged and signed a four-year contract.  He finished the 2020 season on injured reserve with a knee injury, and in 2021 signed a one-year deal with the Steelers.

He was traded to the Chiefs for a sixth round pick on November 2, 2021.

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11/05/2021 3:32 pm

A another son of Hamlet NC, John Coltrane would be proud of him just like Mike Quick, Louis Breeden, and Daniel Ellerbee.

11/05/2021 3:25 pm

so old the Steelers didn’t even want him any more, and they’re paying the majority of his salary for the rest of the season … IOW: wouldn’t expect too much, but if he helps even a little bit, it’s helpful

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11/05/2021 2:16 pm

I hope Melvin plays this Sunday. He could make a big difference if he can disrupt things a bit for Love. Glad he’s a Chief!

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11/05/2021 3:35 pm

I think he’s been on the practice field; I believe I read that from someone’s Tweeter in the Morning Huddle. Of course that doesn’t mean that he’s getting first-team reps or that he’ll play, but it’s a sign that he’s raring to go and that the coaches are ready to see him out there.

11/05/2021 2:09 pm

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