After being selected as the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017, all eyes were on New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara to see what he’d do next. In 2018, the dual-threat running back played in 15 games and finished with 883 rushing yards on 194 carries with 14 touchdowns, and 709 yards receiving with 81 receptions and four touchdowns. Kamara finished second in the league in rushing touchdowns, touchdowns, and rushing/receiving touchdowns. In his second season, the 5-foot-10 Tennessee product was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, and became the fourth player in NFL history to have 500 yards rushing and receiving in his first two seasons.
BEST GAME: Kamara’s best game came early in the season during Week 4 when the New Orleans Saints traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. The running back rushed for 134 yards on 19 carries and found himself in the end zone three times, two of those touchdowns coming in the fourth quarter. Kamara also nabbed five catches for 47 yards to lead the way to a 33-18 Saints victory.
BEST QUOTE: "I do not know how his numbers compare from last year to this year, but he’s reliable and I know what he is going to do. We ask him to do a lot. Do a lot from the backfield, do a lot splitting him out, putting him in motion, (and) different things. His versatility’s really valuable. I feel like his route tree has broadened from last year to this year.” - Drew Brees on Alvin Kamara's growth .
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Best of the Saints in 2018: Top 75 Alvin Kamara
See the best moments from Saints running back Alvin Kamara throughout the 2018 season.