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Get to Know: RB Alvin Kamara

One of the best backs in franchise history, AK is ready for a bounce back year.

NFL: New Orleans Saints Minicamp Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

In the history of the New Orleans Saints, there have been some incredible running backs.

Deuce McAllister, Reggie Bush, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, and on and on and on.

However, Alvin Kamara is making a strong push to be the best of the bunch.

A third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee, Kamara made an instant impact for the Saints' offense as he got 1,554 yards from scrimmage and was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The Atlanta native didn’t stop there. Kamara made the Pro Bowl each of his first five seasons in the NFL after getting at least 1,300 yards from scrimmage every season he’s played in New Orleans.

Kamara celebrated his 28th birthday earlier this week and the fact he’s accomplished everything he has with still four or so years to go in the league is incredible.

At the Pro Bowl in 2022, Kamara and some of his friends got into a fight in a nightclub where he was arrested for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. Although he awaits his punishment from the league, his charges were dropped to a misdemeanor after pleading to the conspiracy charge.

Headed into the 2023 season, Kamara is ready to put the past behind him and have a strong season after his second and third-worst seasons in terms of production in 2021 and 2022.

He sits tied in the Saints’ record book for career touchdowns at 72, tied up with Marques Colston who was a dominant receiver for New Orleans during the Super Bowl run.

If the suspension doesn’t hinder the season, Kamara has a pair of fresh running backs in the room with him as New Orleans acquired Jamaal Williams in the offseason just a year after he led the league in rushing touchdowns with 17. Then, they drafted Kendre Miller from TCU in the 3rd round after he helped lead the Horned Frogs to the National Championship back in January.

All of these factors should create a great season for one of the most dynamic playmakers in recent years and one that many New Orleans Saints fans can’t wait to see.

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