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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS RB ALVIN KAMARA NAMED 2017 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE of the YEAR

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Whoa. Could the big one be next.

2017 Pepsi NFL Rookie Of The Year Winner Alvin Kamara Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Pepsi

SaintsAlvin Kamara has won the Pepsi ROY as voted by the fans. Alvin is also in the running for the NFL’s ROY as well as OROY awards which will be announced Saturday February 3 2018 during the NFL Honors show leading up to SB 52. Our own Marshon Lattimore is also a candidate for ROY as well as DROY.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS RB ALVIN KAMARA NAMED

2017 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Winner Selected By Fan Vote On NFL.com/Rookies

New Orleans Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA has been named the 2017 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, Pepsi and the NFL announced today.

Kamara was recognized during Pepsi Super Bowl LII festivities in Minneapolis, as well as online at nfl.com/rookies.

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara

Kamara, a 2018 Pro Bowl selection, led all rookies with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 scrimmage yards. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown. Kamara led all rookies with 81 receptions, the third-most by a rookie running back in NFL history.

Kamara was one of five finalists nominated to receive this honor. The other finalists were Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2017 NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.

This is Pepsi’s 16th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 15th year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards.

Below are the 2017 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR finalists.

2017 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Alvin Kamara Running Back New Orleans Saints

Christian McCaffrey Running Back Carolina Panthers

Kareem Hunt Running Back Kansas City Chiefs

Leonard Fournette Running Back Jacksonville Jaguars

Marshon Lattimore CornerbackNew Orleans Saints

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The AP award is the official NFL ROY. Does the NFLPA know something we don’t?!?!