Ingram receives midseason honor

October 20, 2011 

South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Melvin Ingram (6) and South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) celebrae after bringing down Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Larry Smith (10) during the first half of action Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com

USC defensive end Melvin Ingram was selected to Sports Illustrated's first-team midseason All-American squad.

The fifth-year senior has 5.5 sacks, nine tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries for touchdowns, two interceptions and six passes broken up and deflected.

The 6-foot-2, 276-pound North Carolina native also ran for a 68-yard score off a fake punt at Georgia.

Here is the magazine's midseason All-American selections:

Offense

PosNameYearSchool
QBRobert GriffinJr.Baylor
RBTrent RichardsonJr.Alabama
RBLaMichael JamesJr.Oregon
WRRyan BroylesSr.Oklahoma
WRSammy WatkinsFr.Clemson
TECoby FleenerSr.Stanford
TNate PotterSr.Boise State
GDavid DeCastroSr.Stanford
CDavid MolkSr.Michigan
GKevin ZeitlerSr.Wisconsin
TBarrett JonesJr.Alabama

Defense

Pos.NameYearSchool
DEWhitney MercilusJr.Illinois
DTDevon StillSr.Penn State
DTJerel WorthyJr.Michigan State
DEMelvin IngramSr.South Carolina
LBLuke KuechlyJr.Boston College
LBCourtney UpshawSr.Alabama
LBArthur BrownJr.Kansas State
CBTyrann MathieuSo.LSU
SCasey HaywardSr.Vanderbilt
STony JeffersonSo.Oklahoma
CBJayron HosleyJr.Virginia Tech

Special Teams

Pos.NameYearSchool
KCaleb SturgisJr.Florida
PBrad WingFr.LSU
PRJoe AdamsSr.Arkansas
KRFozzy WhittakerSr.Texas

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