Alabama football: Ingram chasing second Heisman

AP: For his part, Ingram sidesteps talk of a Heisman repeat.

“You really can’t worry about that type of stuff,” the compact tailback said, “all the pressure that people put on you.”

But it’s there, and will likely be there all season. So will the scrutiny, the attention and of course the trophy — which is on display in Alabama’s football building. It’s the only one, after all, a Tide player has ever won.

Before the sophomore surplus, 11 juniors had won the Heisman since Griffin captured his second straight in 1975. Only Oklahoma running back Billy Sims (1978), BYU quarterback Ty Detmer (1990), Oklahoma quarterback Jason White (2003) and Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart (2004) returned for another shot.

The rest turned pro early.

Ingram has a couple of things in his favor: He plays for the defending national champions at a program that prides itself on winning national titles. (read the entire story below)