Ingram adds another All-America honor

GoGamecocks staff reportsDecember 8, 2011 

University of South Carolina's Melvin Ingram pressures Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd in the first half at William-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C..

C. ALUKA BERRY — caberry@thestate.com

South Carolina senior defensive end Melvin Ingram was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team on Thursday.

Ingram, a 6-2, 276-pounder from Hamlet, N.C., led the Gamecocks with 13.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He also intercepted two passes, was credited with six quarterback hurries and scored three touchdowns, including a 68-yard scamper on a fake punt in the Gamecocks’ win at Georgia.

It's the 122nd team honored by the organization, the nation’s oldest All-America team.

Earlier in the week Ingram was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association. He also was selected first-team All-SEC by conference coaches and The Associated Press.

Also Thursday, junior fullback Dalton Wilson earned a spot on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The Williston product played in all 12 games for South Carolina, starting eight, and plowed the way for the third-best rushing attack in the Southeastern Conference.

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