In the closest race in Heisman history, Mark Ingram, sophomore running back from Alabama, has won the 2009 Heisman Trophy.
Ingram edged Stanford’s Toby Gerhart by just 28 total points, 1,304 to 1,276. He’s the first Crimson Tide player–and the third-straight sophomore–to win the the trophy.
“I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” said Ingram upon receiving the award. “I’m honored to be Alabama’s first Heisman winner.”
Ingram won four of the six Heisman regions: the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, the South and the Midwest (where he was born). Gerhart won the West, while Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won the Southwest.
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Final Order of Finish, with total points
1. Mark Ingram, 1,304 points
2. Toby Gerhart, 1,276 points
3. Colt McCoy, 1,145 points
4. Ndamukong Suh, 815 points
5. Tim Tebow, 390 points
6. C.J. Spiller, 223 points
7. Kellen Moore, 100 points
8. Case Keenum, 37 points
9. Mardy Gilyard, 23 points
10. Golden Tate, 21 points