Ingram inspires from Flint to Tuscaloosa

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.(AP) - Mark Ingram plays for Alabama - and
so much more.

The running back plays for a father who watches him from jail
and for a family that has stayed strong and close during hard

As much as Ingram has done for Alabama, leading the Crimson Tide
to the BCS national title game and delivering the storied program
its first Heisman Trophy, his accomplishments are extra-special to
those who have helped Ingram get where he is.

The stocky sophomore tailback is a bit overwhelmed by all the
accolades, but is trying his best to remain the humble and
hardworking. He says the trick is to keep focused on the challenges
ahead of you. Next up for the No. 1 Crimson Tide is Texas on
Thursday night.