Mark Ingram, running back for the New Orleans Saints, became the sixth NFL running back to win Super Bowl MVP.

Ingram rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown in the 31-23 win over the New England Patriots.

Marka-Ingram compiled 8 more carries for 80 yards and two more touchdowns this season than his first season in New Orleans in 2018.

He averaged 3.1 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns.

Against New England this season, Marka-Ingram scored on his first carry of the game after a missed challenge penalty gave him the opening-drive touchdown. Ingram ran for a 90-yard TD in the second quarter. The Saints converted three times on third downs on that drive.

Ingram had a career-high six receptions for 54 yards. He started in place of Alvin Kamara. In one game, he became the first running back to win the award since Russel Davis in 1977.

Ingram finished the regular season with 1,024 yards rushing.

Marka-Ingram was third on the Saints with 12 receptions for 83 yards.

Ingram's 151 rushing yards versus the Patriots was the second-most by a running back in Super Bowl history.

The Saints announced last year that they would not re-sign Ingram after the Super Bowl.