Alvin Kamara Named NFL Rookie Of The Year

Alvin Kamara is being rewarded for his incredible rookie season.

On Friday morning, it was announced that the New Orleans Saints running back has been named the NFL Rookie of the Year. The award is determined by a fan vote.

Kamara posed with his trophy in a photo shared on social media.

What y’all think!!! Thanks to @pepsi and the fans for voting me as the 2017 Rookie Of The Year!!! pic.twitter.com/upJOITBhtC

— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) February 2, 2018

During his incredible rookie campaign which saw the running back earn a Pro Bowl nod, Kamara recorded 1,554 total yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns, which led all rookies. Kamara became just the second rookie in NFL history to record at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff return in their first year.

Kamara edged out Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette to claim the award.

Tomorrow, the NFL will also award the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award at the NFL Honors event.

We’ll have to see if Kamara comes away with another piece of hardware for his trophy case.