Houston Texans running back Mark Ingram II is joining D.C. United's ownership group, the club announced in conjunction with Major League Soccer on Friday.
The 31-year-old joins Brooklyn Nets stars Kevin Durant and James Harden and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as active athletes from other sports to own part of an MLS franchise. Durant has a stake in the Philadelphia Union, while Harden has a stake in the Houston Dynamo and Wilson in the Seattle Sounders.
Ingram appears to be pretty excited about joining a club he says is "rich with tradition and ripe with promise."
Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, co-chairs of D.C. United, are very excited about the addition of Ingram to the club's ownership group.
"We first spent time with Mark in 2019 and we have built a relationship founded on a set of shared values and a love of sport and community," Levien and Kaplan said in a release. "Mark's track record at the highest levels of both collegiate and professional sports and the perspective that he brings is a valued addition to our ownership group and we look forward to having him as our partner."
Several United players also took the time to welcome Ingram aboard, including Paul Arriola and Felipe Martins.
Ingram spent most of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints before spending the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Texans in March.
The 31-year-old has rushed for 7,324 yards and 62 touchdowns in 132 career games. He also has 260 career receptions for 1,895 yards and 10 scores.