Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara

Football Player

Alvin Mentian Kamara is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He 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.

Full Name
Jul 25, 1995
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Alvin Mentian Kamara was born on July 25, 1995 in Norcross, Georgia. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Adama Kamara and Hezekiah Kamara, and he has five siblings.

     Kamara grew up playing football as a child and attended Norcross High School where he played football and ran track. During his senior season, he rushed for 1,300 yards with 19 touchdowns on 172 attempts earning him second team All-State honours. In college, he first attended Hutchinson Community College before transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he had an impressive career rushing for 1,294 yards with 16 touchdowns on 210 attempts.

     After college, Kamara declared for the 2017 NFL Draft and was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round as the 67th overall pick. In his rookie season, he became the first player in NFL history to record 500+ yards from scrimmage in each of his first three seasons. He also earned a Pro Bowl Selection as well as becoming an All-Pro selection after finishing fourth in total yards from scrimmage that year with 1,554 yards on 194 carries with 14 touchdowns.

In 2019, Kamara signed a 5-year extension with the Saints worth $75 million making him one of the highest paid running backs in the league. He continued to thrive during this season leading all running backs with 81 receptions finishing second in both rushing touchdowns (15) and total touchdowns (19). 

Kamara is considered one of the most dynamic players in the NFL today due to his ability to play multiple positions such as running back, wide receiver, return specialist and even quarterback when needed. He also has established himself as one of the most versatile rushers in NFL history with over 4500+ combined yards through both rushing and receiving since entering into the league in 2017.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Alvin Kamara is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 25, 1995, Alvin Kamara was born in Norcross, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Alabama</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara moves to Alabama to attend Norcross High School.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to University of Tennessee</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara commits to play college football at the University of Tennessee.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Transfers to University of Minnesota</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara transfers from the University of Tennessee to the University of Minnesota.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted by New Orleans Saints</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara is drafted by the New Orleans Saints as the 67th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara is named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after a successful rookie season with the Saints.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NFL Offensive Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kamara is named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year for his performance in 2019.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alvin Kamara is a versatile player who can play both running back and wide receiver, making him an asset to any team. He has the ability to make plays in the passing, rushing and receiving games, which makes him a threat to opponents.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Exciting To Watch</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alvin Kamara is a fun player to watch. His speed and agility on the field make for exciting plays. He also has great vision, allowing him to make the best of his opportunities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's A Great Teammate</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alvin Kamara is a great teammate. He has a positive attitude and encourages those around him. He also works hard to help others improve their skills, making him a valuable asset on any team.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player in NFL History with Five Straight Games of 100+ Yards from Scrimmage</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alvin Kamara is the first player in NFL history to have five straight games of 100+ yards from scrimmage. He accomplished this feat during the 2019 season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Went Undrafted in 2017 NFL Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Despite his impressive college career, Alvin Kamara went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was later signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Holds the Record for Most All-Purpose Yards in a Single Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alvin Kamara holds the record for most all-purpose yards in a single game with 283. He set the record on December 23, 2018 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Alvin Kamara was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year after a stellar rookie campaign with the Saints.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Player Ever to Record 500 Yards Rushing and 500 Yards Receiving in a Season</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Alvin Kamara became the first player ever to record 500 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in a single season.</p></div>


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