Ingold received just about every honor possible after his senior year at Green Bay's Bay Port High School, including the AP Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year. The dual-threat quarterback threw for 1,411 yards and rushed for 2,324 yards while scoring 44 times on the ground or through the air. As a freshman at UW, he moved from linebacker to running back early in the season, getting 49 carries, which went for 131 yards (2.7 average) and six scores. Ingold did not start any games in 2016 or 2017, but his blocking at fullback helped Wisconsin running backs rack up big yardage. He also received the ball at times in both seasons (18-44-2.4, two TD rushing, 6-55-9.2, two TD receiving in 2016; 10-25-2.5, three TD rushing; 3-37-12.3, one TD receiving in 2017). Ingold won a sportsmanship award from the Big Ten after his senior season but his blocking was anything but sportsmanlike. He also rushed for 143 yards and six scores on 26 carries (5.5) and caught five passes for 93 yards (18.6 per) and a touchdown. His father, Pat, was a two-time All-American wrestler at Northern Michigan, and Alec was a three-time all-conference wrestler in high school.