Take a good look at Alvin Kamara, football fans, because he’s probably someone you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot from for years to come. He’s hard to miss, too. He’s the one with the gold teeth and the bullring nose piercing during the game, the one leaping over defenders and making electric runs.
The Saints picked Kamara, the University of Tennessee running back, in the third round, No. 67 overall in the draft last April. Now 12 games into his career, he’s compiled 606 rushing yards and 614 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns, filling the role of Reggie Bush or Darren Sproles in the Saints offense. Except he might be better than those two. He’s already the favorite to be named the Offensive Rookie of the Year, and he figures to be a staple of the Saints’ attack if they make a playoff run.
The MMQB spoke with Kamara last week about the drama surrounding his college team, his relationship with Drew Brees, and his very distinct look.
Have you been paying attention to what’s going on at Tennessee?
Yeah, for sure. I can’t really run from it. [Laughs.] Yeah, I’ve been