NFL Rookie Of The Year Alvin Kamara Reflects On His ‘Electrifying’ First Season

02.02.18 12 months ago

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Alvin Kamara earned a lot of labels in his rookie season, and Friday added one more — Pepsi Rookie Of The Year. The former Tennessee Volunteer went from 3rd round draft pick to fantasy football waiver wire sensation and ended up being one of the more electrifying running backs the NFL has had in years.

Uproxx Sports recently had a chance to sit down the the Saints rookie to discuss a myriad of topics. His perspective on what happened in the postseason in Minnesota, his bond with teammate Mark Ingram and his whirlwind season.

How does it feel to be named Pepsi Rookie Of The Year?

Man it feels great, it’s an honor to be the Pepsi Rookie of the Year. And I’m just thankful for the fans that voted for me because without them I wouldn’t have the award . Definitely proud.

You participated in the Madden Bowl, which also happens this weekend. So what’s the bigger accomplishment: winning Rookie of the Year or Madden Bowl?

Man we didn’t get to finish. But I’ll say Rookie of the Year. It was a lot of great players: I was up against Marshawn (Lattimore), I think if it wasn’t gonna be me it was gonna be him. Kareem Hunt, Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette. You know for me to be able to pull that out, it means a lot.

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