Mark Ingram explains why he kicked the Texans logo in 2020

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Mark Ingram torched the Houston Texans when he was a running back for the Baltimore Ravens from 2019-20. However, his most searing memory in the minds of Texans fans came in Week 2 of 2020 when he kicked the Texans’ logo.

After scoring a 30-yard touchdown on fourth-and-1 with 12:04 to go in the game to put the Ravens up 30-13, Ingram dashed over to the empty stands and roundhouse kicked the Texans logo.

“You got to have fun,” Ingram told Drew Dougherty and John Harris on “Texans TV” published April 12. “We work our butts off. So, when you hit a big play that you’ve been working on in a game in a crucial moment on fourth-and-1, like, you celebrate. You do it with your teammates. You just have fun and you enjoy the moment.”

As to where Ingram learned to execute a roundhouse kick with such mastery, the three-time Pro Bowl running back says he learned all he needed from watching the “Ip Man” series of films.

“Ip Man, go check it out,” said Ingram. “If y’all ain’t seen Ip Man 1, Ip Man 2, Ip Man 3, they all legit. You’ll see where I got the roundhouse from.”

The Texans signed Ingram to a one-year, $3 million contract. The former New Orleans Saints 2011 first-round pick says he hopes “to make better memories” with his new team.