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19 Ben Ingle
** 2014, 2015 Ball State Team Captain **
** MAC West Division Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 28, 2015) **
** 2013 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team **

2015 (R-Sr.): Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at linebacker … led the team with 102 tackles … ranked ninth in the MAC with 8.5 tackles per game … finished second on the team with six tackles for loss … his 14 stops in the win over UMass on Oct. 31 tied for a team season-high … tallied a fourth quarter interception at the Ball State goal line to help preserve the 20-10 win over UMass … recorded at least 10 tackles in five games, including three times in the last four contests … notched his second career sack at Western Michigan on Nov. 5.

2014 (R-Jr.): Played in 10 games with nine starts … earned third letter … reached double-digit tackles in three games – versus Colgate (11), at Toledo (14) and versus Western Michigan (12) … the 14 tackles at Toledo tied career high … managed a tackle for loss at Iowa and at Army … recovered a fumble and returned it five yards for a touchdown versus Eastern Michigan … tallied an interception versus Akron … led team in tackles versus Colgate, at Toledo and versus Eastern Michigan … missed two games with an injury.

2013 (R-So.): Started 11 games … earned second letter … made first career start in the season opener versus Illinois State … missed the Virginia game with an injury … recorded first career interception on a third quarter pass versus Illinois State that was initially tipped by teammate Eric Patterson … two tackles for loss at Illinois State … second for the Cardinals with nine tackles plus added one sack and three tackles for loss versus Illinois State … seven tackles versus Army … led Ball State with 13 tackles at Eastern Michigan and at Northern Illinois … recorded first career forced fumble at Eastern Michigan … second on the team with 11 tackles versus Toledo … nine tackles versus Kent State … led the team with career high 14 tackles vs. Miami.

2012 (R-Fr.): Played in 12 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg … season high four tackles at Miami … three tackles at Toledo … credited with one tackle versus Western Michigan, at Central Michigan and at Army … first career pass break-up at Central Michigan … earned first letter.

2011 (Fr.): Took a redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters for head coach Tom Grippa … helped team to a 9-1 record as a senior and a 36-8 mark in career … helped the team to its first ever 9-1 record … all-conference and All-Southwest Ohio as a senior … team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL:  Son of Steve and Terri Ingle … three brothers and one sister … uncle, Rick Ingle, played basketball at Denison … received academic honors at LaSalle … born Feb. 15, 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio … full name is Benjamin P. Ingle.

 

SCORING gtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2012  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2013  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014  10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.6
2015  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL  46 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.1

 

INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2012  12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2013  12 1 26 0 26 26.0 2.2
2014  10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015  12 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2
TOTAL  46 2 29 0 26 14.5 0.6

 

ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2012  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2013  12 0 0 0 0 26 26 2.2
2014  10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2015  12 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.2
TOTAL  46 0 0 0 0 29 29 0.6

 

TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblkqbh
2011  0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2012  12 4 8 12 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
2013  12 43 73 116 3.5 1 1 1 0 2
2014  10 36 51 87 2.0 3 0 1 0 1
2015  12 46 56 102 6.0 5 1 0 0 1
TOTAL  46 129 188 317 11.5 10 2 2 0 4

 

SACKS  g ua a total yards
2011  0 0 0 0.0 0
2012  12 0 0 0.0 0
2013  12 0 1 0.5 3
2014  10 0 0 0.0 0
2015  12 1 0 1.0 3
TOTAL  46 1 1 1.5 6

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points scored: 6, Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 
Touchdowns: 1, Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 
All-purpose yards: 26, Illinois State, 8/29/2013 
Interceptions: 1 [t-8th], Akron, 10/25/2014 ; Illinois State, 8/29/2013 ; UMass, Oct 31, 2015 
Long interception return: 26, Illinois State, 8/29/2013 
Tackles: 14 [t-10th], at TOLEDO, 09/20/14 (7-7); Miami, 11/29/2013 (2-12); UMass, Oct 31, 2015 (8-6)
Sacks: 1.0, at Western Michigan, Nov 05, 2015 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, Illinois State, 8/29/2013 (1-1); at Northwestern, Sep 26, 2015 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-4th], at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013 ; at Western Michigan, Nov 05, 2015 
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], Central Michigan, 11/06/2013 ; Eastern Michigan, 11/22/2014 
Pass breakups: 2 [t-7th], at Eastern Michigan, Sep 19, 2015 
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 237
Hometown: West Harrison, Ind. (LaSalle)
Major: Criminal Justice
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