Alvin Kamara is an American football running back who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He is the first player ever to have 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his first 20 games.
Kamara was born on July 25, 1995, to a Liberian mother. He played in the high school team called Blue Devils football team where he had a lot of success including earning Georgia Mr. Football honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was considered to be a person of high potential in those days and would go on to join the University of Alabama.
However, his stay there was not fruitful and a knee injury resulted in many issues that would keep him away from the starting lineup. He eventually had two transfers, the first one to Hutchinson Community College where he earned a 5-star rating from the Rivals.com and Scout.com recruiting networks. Then, he transferred to the University of Tennessee where he would have a successful campaign.
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He would be a part of the New Orleans Saints and would start against the Minnesota Vikings. His performances met the expectations that many had from him.
His consistency landed him among the players who would show the results in every match and this was backed up by his statistics such as his 728 yards rushing and 826 yards receiving was the first 700/700 season by a Saint, third by an NFL rookie, and 11th 700/800 season by any NFL player. Among non-quarterbacks with 100+ carries, his 6.07 yards per rush was the most ever by an NFL rookie.
His hard work has been paying off handsomely and the disciplined hard work he did has shown many fruits. This was proved when he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was also ranked #20 by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
Alvin Kamara Height and Weight
Alvin stands 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m tall which makes him slightly shorter than the average height of NFL players. Meanwhile, he weighs massive 100 kg or 220 pounds.
Alvin Kamara Net Worth- Salary, Earnings & Contract
Kamara signed a 4-year contract worth $3,857,772 with the New Orleans Saint, including a $972,772 signing bonus. His average annual salary is $964,443. In 2019, Kamara will earn a base salary of $807,500 while carrying a cap hit of $1,050,693 and a dead cap value of $486,386.
|Year||Team||Salary||Signing Bonus||Total Earnings|
|2017||New Orleans Saint||$465,000||$972,772||$1,437,772|
|2018||New Orleans Saint||$635,000||$635,000|
Kamara has earned a total $2,072,772 during his two seasons with New Orleans Saint. He will be receiving a salary of $807,500 which will help to increase his net worth in coming years.
As of 2019, Alvin Kamara net worth is estimated to be $1 million. In 2018, he also received a handsome $1.4 million bonus for his progress and accomplishments. He might soon be worth a lot more than this as it seems that the best days are still ahead of him and he is close to getting to that point of making double digit in terms of net worth.
He actually likes to live below his means. When he got the signing bonus, rather than spending on fancy cars and accessories, he rather just treated him to chicken wings. He looks to have an alternative to a flashy life in mind and has even turned out offers of free cars from dealerships and even is said to have politely declined an offer of a yacht from a fan.
Kamara considers himself to be a foodie and has dined at the city’s most famous establishments and the hidden gems on every street. He even says that he would like to visit every great restaurant in the city.