Melvin Ingram III was born on April 26, 1989, he is an American football outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for the University of South Carolina and earned All-American honors. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ingram was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 18th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In his rookie campaign, Ingram racked up 18 quarterback pressures, tied for second-most on the squad, along with 12 special teams tackles, which tied for the team lead. He played in all 16 games, with two starts.
On May 14, 2013, Ingram tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Chargers’ organized team activities and was expected to miss the entire 2013 season. On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
On December 7, 2013, Ingram was activated off the PUP list prior to Week 14. In Week 16, Ingram sacked Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin while forcing a fumble. In the wild-card game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ingram picked off quarterback Andy Dalton for his first postseason interception. On October 4, 2015, Ingram strip-sacked Josh McCown and recovered the fumble.
On July 20, 2021, Ingram signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ingram was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on November 2, 2021, in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. On May 18, 2022, the Miami Dolphins signed Ingram to a contract.