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Sept. 12, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senior defensive end Melvin Ingram has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Ingram, a 6-2, 276-pounder from Hamlet, N.C., took a direct snap on a fake punt and rambled 68 yards for a touchdown, giving the Gamecocks a 14-13 lead over Georgia heading into halftime in a game Carolina went on to win, 45-42. He also caught the onside kick at the end of the game to seal the victory. On defense, Ingram recovered a fumble and ran it five yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, which put the Gamecocks up by 10 points, 45-35.

Ingram was also honored as the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation and and was the SEC Player of the Week according to Ingram, tailback Marcus Lattimore and Spur Antonio Allen were honorable mention players of the week according to