Alvin Kamara attended Norcross High School in Norcross, GA and helped lead the football team to their first state championship. As a senior, Kamara rushed for 2,264 yards with 26 rushing touchdowns along with 286 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns on 22 receptions. Kamara was considered one of the top running back recruits in the nation and committed to play college football at the University of Alabama.
Kamara's time at Alabama was a "rough experience" for the young running back. Kamara had knee surgery during the preseason and was forced to redshirt his first season for the Alabam Crimson Tide. When Kamara came back, he found himself stuck behind future NFL running backs Derrick Henry, T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake. Kamara would transfer from Alabama to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas for his redshirt freshman season.
Kamara rushed for 1,211 yards and averaged 134.6 yards per game while scoring 21 total touchdowns. Kamara was considered one of the top JUCO prospects and eventually committed to play football for the Tennessee Volunteers.
As a Tennessee Volunteer, Kamara again found playing time tough to come by. Kamara started only eight of the 24 games he appeared in while playing for Tennessee but managed to amass nearly 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 23 total touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints selected Kamara in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
With the Saints, Kamara became an immediate impact player as he formed a dynamic duo with fellow running back, Mark Ingram. Kamara had oer 1,500 yards from scrimmage including 14 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 5 receiving, 1 return). Kamara earned his first Pro Bowl and won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Kamara turned in an even greater season in his second year with the team, compiling nearly 900 rushing yards to go with over 700 receiving yards. Kamara found the endzone an incredible 18 times through 15 total games played. Kamara once again earned an invite to the Pro Bowl and cemented his status as one of the NFL's top running backs.
Since entering the league, Kamara has proven to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in all of football. Elite at both rushing and receiving, Kamara is the perfect dual-threat weapon for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints offense.