Cornelius Ingram is a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him with the 153rd pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Ingram played three years at the University of Florida, where he also played basketball. Ingram missed his entire senior season with a torn ACL, but exhausted his four years of eligibility with the Gators. Ingram is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.
At Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, Florida, Ingram played quarterback for the football team, and was ranked as the No. 11 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com. he committed to Florida after also considering Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
Ingram redshirted the 2004 season in football, but did play 19 games for the basketball team that season. In 2005, Ingram gave up basketball and switched positions to tight end in football. He played in two games, carrying the ball twice for eight yards.
In 2006, Ingram had 30 receptions for 380 yards and a touchdown, while playing every game. His best game of the season came in the SEC Championship Game, when he had six catches for 71 yards in Florida's win over Arkansas. He followed that up by catching four passes for 58 yards in the Gators' BCS National Championship Game win over Ohio State.
Ingram started five of his 13 games in 2007, earning second team All-SEC honors from both the league's coaches and The Associated Press. His 34 receptions were third-best among SEC tight ends and he finished tied for fourth in the conference among all players with seven TD receptions. Ingram's only career 100-yard game came against Troy in the second game of the season, and he had his only career multi-TD game against Florida Atlantic.
In August of 2008, while practicing for his senior season, Ingram suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and missed the entire 2008 season.
Ingram was selected in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Before the 2009 season, Ingram signed a four-year/$1.933M contract with Philadelphia. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 1, 2009.
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