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Melvin Ingram

Defensive end | South Carolina

What didn't Ingram do for the Gamecocks this season? Ingram, a senior from Hamlet, N.C., had 13.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries and two interceptions. He was the most dominant player on South Carolina's defense, which ranked No. 4 nationally in total defense, allowing only 268.9 yards per game.

Ingram also was a scoring machine at the start of the season, scoring on a 68-yard fake punt in a 45-42 victory over Georgia on Sept. 10. Ingram also scored on a 5-yard fumble recovery return against Georgia.

-- Mark Schlabach