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VIDEO: Mark Ingram Draft Pick Has Ingram Family, America, Reggie Bush In Tears

After being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, Mark Ingram was read an email from his incarcerated father by ESPN's Suzy Kolber:

Son, first of all, I'd like to congratulate you for being a great person and accomplishing your dream of being drafted and having the opportunity to play professional football. You have made me a proud father. I am so proud of the young man you've become.

In response, Ingram broke up, tried to hide his emotion with his new hat for a moment before letting America see his face and saying, "I wanna tell my dad that I love him. I miss you, dog. You've been a part of me for my whole entire life, so I just want to thank you, and tell you I love you, man, and we did it."

The range of emotion Ingram displays is incredible. He starts with excitement at getting to hear from his father, but even that is tempered by head-shaking, as if to half-heartedly request to not be put through this on TV. 

Who could be mad at that? Well, besides ole grumpy-ass Reggie Bush, who's not expected to re-join the team next season?

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.