Alvin Mentian Kamara was born on July 25,1995 and is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.
52 Facts About Alvin Kamara
Alvin Kamara played college football at Tennessee after transferring from Hutchinson Community College and was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Alvin Kamara was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2017, has been a Pro Bowler in all five of his NFL seasons, and is a two-time second-team All-Pro.
In 2020, Kamara became the second player in NFL history to score six rushing touchdowns in a single game, tying Ernie Nevers.
Alvin Kamara played high school football for the Blue Devils football team.
Alvin Kamara was named Georgia's Mr Football by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, selected Class 6A Player of the Year, and earned first-team All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association.
Alvin Kamara was rated the No 1 all-purpose back in the 247Composite, the No 5 player in Georgia, and the No 42 player nationally in 2012.
Alvin Kamara received a scholarship offer from Syracuse University as a junior in high school.
Alvin Kamara's short time at University of Alabama was "a rough experience".
Alvin Kamara had knee surgery during the preseason, then redshirted as a true freshman when he was unable to break into a recruitment class that featured three other future NFL running backs in Derrick Henry, T J Yeldon, and Kenyan Drake.
In 2014, Alvin Kamara transferred from Alabama to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas for his redshirt freshman season.
In nine games, Alvin Kamara ran for 1,211 yards with 18 touchdowns and led the Blue Dragons with 1,469 yards of total offense and 21 touchdowns.
Alvin Kamara was offered by both Tennessee and the Georgia Bulldogs before ultimately committing to the Volunteers.
In 2015, Alvin Kamara transferred to the University of Tennessee to play under head coach Butch Jones.
Alvin Kamara accounted for 144 yards and two touchdowns in his Tennessee debut against Bowling Green at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on September 5,2015; his 144 rushing yards set a school record for most rushing yards in a debut game.
Alvin Kamara became the second Volunteer in history with a rushing touchdown and punt return for touchdown in the same game with a two-yard rushing touchdown and a 50-yard punt return touchdown against Western Carolina.
Alvin Kamara averaged 6.5 yards per carry, which was third in the SEC.
Alvin Kamara was second on team in receptions with 34 for 291 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
In 2016, Alvin Kamara was a key contributor for the Volunteers in his redshirt junior season.
Alvin Kamara rushed for 127 yards and two rushing touchdowns, and had eight receptions for 161 yards and a receiving touchdown.
Alvin Kamara missed some playing time due to being injured.
Alvin Kamara finished third in the SEC in touchdowns for the 2016 season.
Alvin Kamara achieved the highest Wonderlic test score of running backs participating in the NFL Combine that year.
Alvin Kamara participated at Tennessee's Pro Day, but chose to only run positional routes, the short shuttle, and three-cone drill with 19 other teammates in front of representatives and scouts from every team.
Alvin Kamara attended five private workouts and visits held by the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Alvin Kamara was the second of six Tennessee Volunteers to be selected that year.
Alvin Kamara scored his first professional touchdown in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.
Alvin Kamara became the first player since Herschel Walker in 1986 to compile 500 rushing and receiving yards in his first 11 career games, and was the first non-quarterback to average over 7.0 yards per carry through 12 weeks since the merger.
Alvin Kamara returned the next week with 44 rushing yards and 45 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Jets.
On December 19,2017, Alvin Kamara was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie alongside Mark Ingram II, becoming the first-ever pair of running backs from the same team to earn the honors.
Alvin Kamara's 728 rushing yards finished third among rookies behind rushing leader Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette.
Alvin Kamara tied the franchise record for most touchdowns in a single season.
Alvin Kamara sat out Week 17 with the Saints having already clinched the first seed for the NFC playoffs.
Alvin Kamara was named to the Pro Bowl for his accomplishments in the 2018 season.
Alvin Kamara was ranked 14th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Alvin Kamara made his third Pro Bowl in as many professional seasons.
Alvin Kamara was ranked 42nd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
The day before the Saints' 2020 season opener Alvin Kamara signed a five-year contract extension worth $75 million.
Alvin Kamara's 16 rushing touchdowns tied him with Dalvin Cook for second-most in the NFL, trailing only Derrick Henry's 17 touchdowns.
Alvin Kamara became the first player in NFL history to record at least 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons.
Alvin Kamara earned votes for AP Offensive Player of the Year, but finished sixth.
Alvin Kamara made his fourth Pro Bowl for his achievements in the 2020 season.
Alvin Kamara was activated from the COVID-19 list on January 9,2021.
Alvin Kamara was ranked 14th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.
The previous record was 70 games, held by Roger Craig, while Alvin Kamara achieved the feat in 66 games.
Alvin Kamara finished the 2021 season with 240 carries for 898 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to go along with 47 receptions for 439 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
Alvin Kamara was ranked 51st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
In three of the last four games of the season, Alvin Kamara totaled over 100 scrimmage yards.
Alvin Kamara owns the Big Squeezy, a Louisiana-based juice and smoothie chain with locations in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Mandeville, and New Orleans.
Alvin Kamara became interested in the sport the previous year when NASCAR and its drivers participated in racial justice activism such as the sanctioning body's ban of the Confederate battle flag from race tracks and Bubba Wallace's Black Lives Matter-themed car.
On February 6,2022, following the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas, Alvin Kamara was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm.
Video surveillance shows Alvin Kamara punching a man approximately eight times.