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Alabama's Mark Ingram wins Heisman

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2009, file

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2009, file photo, Alabama running back Mark Ingram (22) runs for a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Chattanooga at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ingram won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) (Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Alabama running back Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy in the closest voting ever in the award's 75-year history on Saturday night in New York City.

(Click here to read Greg Logan's story on Ingram winning the Heisman Trophy)

Stanford running back Toby Gerhart finished second.

Ingram, who got very emotional during his acceptance speech, beat out Gerhart by 28 points. Ingram got 227 first-place votes to Gerhart's 222. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was third, Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fourth and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow finished fifth.

Ingram is the third straight sophomore to win the Heisman. Tebow won the Heisman in 2007 and Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford won the award last season.

Ingram is Alabama's first Heisman winner.

For the season, Ingram rushed for 1,542 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns.

Ingram may have won the award in last Saturday's 32-13 win over Florida in the SEC championship game. Ingram rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 76 yards.

Alabama will play Texas for the national championship on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif.

Tags: Alabama , Mark Ingram , Heisman Trophy

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