At 5’11”, 220 pounds and built like a fire plug, Mark Ingram is an absolute load to bring down. The punishing Heisman Trophy winning running back for the New Orleans Saints is just as happy to lower his shoulder than he is to veer away from contact.
Obligatory Gump fuel.
But, it turns out that there are some things in the open field that can catch him and — improbably — toss him around like a chew toy.
An NFL Pro Bowler competed against a 90-pound Belgian Groenendael while on a USO tour for the troops. And it wasn’t even close.
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That clip is mesmerizing to watch, both for the efficiency of the critter and for the casual way it wrecks one of the hardest-hitting backs in professional football.
Afterwards, Ingram discussed his run-in with the canine and had some high praise for the perilous pooch.
Bad MoFo’er indeed.