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Saints running back Alvin Kamara named Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Feb 3, 2018

This marks the third time that a Saint has won the award.

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara has been selected as the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

This marks the third time that a Saint has won the award as Kamara joins fellow running backs George Rogers (1981) and Rueben Mayes (1986).

Selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee (67th overall), Kamara joined fellow rookie, CB Marshon Lattimore as one of only seven Saints rookies selected to the Pro Bowl. He was also named as an AP second-team All-Pro at the flex positions. Kamara finished the season ranked sixth in the NFL in total yards from scrimmage (team-leading 1,554), as he carried 120 times for 728 yards (NFL-best 6.1 avg.) with eight touchdowns and one two-point conversion, while catching 81 passes for a club running back-record 826 yards (10.2 avg.) with five touchdowns along with a club-long 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for a club-best 14 total scores, which was ranked second in the NFL, first for rookies and was a Saints rookie record.