This Saints film study will answer key questions about the RB's knee injury, what limited him and more. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) in action against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. [7], Coming out of high school, Kamara was considered to be one of the top running back prospects in the nation. [96] [12] His successful season with Blue Dragons propelled Kamara to one of the top JUCO prospects in the nation. Kamara committed to play college football at the University of Alabama under head coach Nick Saban. On Alvin Kamara's smarts, Tre'Quan Smith's hustle, a Brees 'mistake': See 3 Saints film notes, Breaking down trio of key moments in Saints win over Lions. Alvin Mentian Kamara (born July 25, 1995) is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). I chose to break this play down so exhaustively to help illustrate one important fact about the game of football: One team can do everything right and still fail if the other team executes slightly better ... or just gets lucky. In the September 11 season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, Kamara debuted with seven rushes for 18 yards, four receptions for 20 yards, and one kickoff return for 26 yards. As a punt returner, he had eight returns for 100 yards (12.5 average) with a touchdown. But that wasn't the case, and a review of the tape shows even that play was less a mistake by the offense than it was an excellent defensive play to prevent what might've been a big gain. DETROIT — The mountain the New Orleans Saints were tasked with climbing in Week 4 seemed insurmountable from the outside looking in. [37] He attended five private workouts and visits held by the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles. [31] In the 63–37 victory over Missouri, he had 55 rushing yards and two more rushing touchdowns. [72] The following week against the New York Giants, Kamara had career-bests in carries (19), rushing yards (134) and rushing touchdowns (3) along with 47 receiving yards to take the NFL lead in total and rushing touchdowns, yards from scrimmage, and all-purpose yards. [97] In a Week 2 game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football, he had 174 scrimmage yards (79 rushing, 95 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns including the first ever touchdown scored in Allegiant Stadium and the first ever NFL touchdown scored in Las Vegas in the 34–24 loss. [17] On November 14, against North Texas, he had 15 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns in the home victory. Fantasy football. [63], In 2017, the Saints finished with an 11–5 record and won the NFC South. [18] Tennessee finished with a 9–4 record and qualified for the Outback Bowl against #12 Northwestern. He became the first player since Herschel Walker in 1986 to compile 500 rushing and receiving yards in his first 11 career games,[53] and was the first non-quarterback to average over 7.0 yards per carry through 12 weeks since the merger. [13], In 2015, Kamara transferred to the University of Tennessee to play under head coach Butch Jones. KNOWNNNNN. Plays like the two above show he understands that as well. [75][76] In Week 8, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had 76 scrimmage yards to go along with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the 30–20 victory. As the weakside linebacker drops to cover Trautman up and across the seam, Sanders is open to receive the ball and potentially run away from his defender with the deep safety sitting more than 15 yards away. There was a problem saving your notification. Admit it, you were yelling some pretty mean things at the television after the Saints' first offensive play of the game -- a tipped pass for an interception that led to the Lions' 14-point lead before New Orleans got a second chance at snapping the ball. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. [57] On December 19, 2017, Kamara was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie alongside Mark Ingram, becoming the first-ever pair of running backs from the same team to earn the honors. [66] After a spectacular rookie season, Kamara was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. But what he did to "finish" that run is what was made the play interesting. Drew Brees isn't lying: Saints ran 'shot plays' vs. Packers. [64] In the Wild Card Round against the Carolina Panthers, Kamara had 23 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown, and one reception for 10 yards in the 31–26 victory.