Saints Alvin Kamara Continues to Pile up the Accolades
The New Orleans Saints seem to have found a hidden gem in the third round of this past years NFL draft in running back Alvin Kamara. We know head coach Sean Payton had a man crush on this guy the first time he laid eyes on him and now we're seeing why.
This month the NFL recognized Kamara as the league's Offensive Rookie of the Month for his performances in the month of November. He's been very versatile in the run game as well as the passing game.
In the month of November he's averaged just under 76 rushing yards per game, just under 73 receiving yards per game, and 6 total touchdowns (three on the ground and three through the air).
We've seen him morph into 'matrix mode' over these past four weeks, it seems like he's constantly doing something to put this team in better position to win a game. Whether he's breaking tackles, somehow maintaining his balance while making agile moves, or picking up a block for quarterback Drew Brees. The kid is simply put, a play-maker.
According to ESPN Stats & Information department, Kamara's the first NFL player since the 1986 version of Herschel Walker to amass more than 500 rushing and 500 receiving yards in the first 11 games of his career. In addition, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kamara is one of only two rookies ever, with Gale Sayers in 1965, in NFL history who's totaled 150 scrimmage yards in multiple games in a season, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.