Afro-American football star Alvin Kamara has been making a huge impact in the National Football League (NFL) even though he is barely a couple of years into professional football. He currently mans the backfield for the New Orleans Saints. The spirited runner gave an incredible performance in the 2017 regular season, raking up several accolades for himself. Notably, he won the Best Rookie and the Offensive Rookie of the Year Awards. He equally got his first Pro Bowl call-up and bagged the PFWA All-Rookie Team honor in the same year. It was with the Tennessee Volunteers football team that Alvin completed his collegiate career.
Alvin Kamara’s Background and Early Life
The football prodigy was born as Alvin Mention Kamara on the 25th of July 1995 in Norcross, Georgia, US. He was born to a Liberian mother named Adama Kamara and an American father. There is no much detail regarding his parents. Alvin grew up in Georgia where he finished his basic education at Norcross High School. While he was there, he was a part of the school’s football team, wrapping up his junior season with 17 touchdowns and 1,300 yards. He also notched 26 touchdowns and 2,264 yards in his senior year. As a result of his top-notch performances, the budding footballer won Georgia Mr. Football as well as the Player of the Year Award in 2012.
Kamara’s stellar performance made him one of the top college prospects in the nation. After high school, Alvin decided to enroll in the University of Alabama for his college career. Joining the Crimson Tigers, the running back had a terrible experience with the team. He first suffered a knee injury during the pre-season and afterward, he was dropped by head coach Nick Saban for misconduct. Because of that, Alvin moved to Hutchinson Community College in 2014. There, he recorded his breakout season scoring 21 touchdowns.
For his last two college seasons, Alvin Kamara transferred to the University of Tennessee where he played football under the guidance of coach Butch Jones. He pulled off seven touchdowns, 34 receptions, and 698 yards in 2015. The following year, he recorded over 2,000 rushing yards while averaging a touchdown per game. At the end of the 2016 season, Alvin announced that he would be joining the NFL draft of 2017.
NFL Draft Profile and Career Achievements
Alvin Kamara was invited for the 2017 NFL Combine where he made the highest score among the running backs. During the drills, Alvin completed the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, 20-yard split in 2.61 seconds, and the three-cone drill in 7.10 seconds. He also took part in five other private workouts organized by NFL teams including New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and Carolina Panthers. Following his performance, Alvin was projected by draft scouts as a second-round pick.
During the 2017 draft, the aspiring professional was picked by the New Orleans Saints as the 67th overall selection. He was the fifth running back that was picked that year. After signing his rookie contract, Alvin Kamara joined the team, playing alongside Mark Ingram. The pair became a formidable force backfield and was very spectacular throughout the 2017 season. Alvin got his first Pro Bowl selection alongside Mark in December. He helped the team pull-off an 11–5 record while ending his rookie season with eight touchdowns and 728 rushing yards. In addition to being the Best Rookie of Year, Alvin won the league’s offensive player of the year award. He also earned a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team and All-Pro Second Team.
During the 2018 season, Ingram was given a four-game suspension that saw Alvin become a starter for the team. He made a lot of improvements in his game and was able to score 14 touchdowns and 883 rushing yards that season. His stats for the ensuing 2019 season were recorded as 797 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns with 81 receptions for a total of 533 receiving yards, in addition to one receiving touchdown.
Career Earnings and Net Worth of Alvin
Though he is not among the highest earners in the National Football League, Alvin Kamara has managed to put together a tidy sum as his net worth. The Saints running back player has his wealth estimated at $4 million.
In terms of career earnings, his early days as a professional footballer did not offer much; what the young player took home as annual income was quite disappointing. His four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints came with a total value of $3,857,772, with a yearly contract value of $964,443 guaranteeing the sum of $972,772. All in all, what he pocketed at the end of his rookie season in 2017 was $1.4 million
What We Know About Alvin Kamara’s Love Life
We may not have facts on who Alvin Kamara has dated in the past, but he is presently in a relationship with a New Orleans lady who goes by the name Just Ace. The footballer’s girlfriend earns a living from stripping. As expected, it is usually difficult to know anything about such people, but Just Ace is a professional stripper who doesn’t give a damn about people knowing what she does.
From what is perceivable, Alvin Kamara doesn’t seem to mind that his girlfriend is a stripper. The Saints’ running back has already taken her on a vacation to the Caribbean. Also, the duo recently went on a trip to Miami, but before the trip, Alvin and his girlfriend had a fight that was brought to Instagram. Even though the reason for the fight has remained unknown, it is known that it made Just ridicule the size of Alvin’s genital on social media. She tried to take what she said back but it was too late.
Later, it circulated that the football player made his girlfriend sign a non-disclosure agreement because of the incident.
While it is widely believed that Just Ace is the NFL star’s girlfriend, he has also been romantically linked to a bottle girl from Houston, Texas called Slim Marie. The duo has been spotted on outings together with Slim wearing the footballer’s AK47 necklace. But according to word on the street, all these relationships don’t mean much for Alvin as he keeps women in their numbers. Slim, they say, is just his Houston girl.