Former Vol Alvin Kamara Scores 1st NFL Touchdown

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    It was only a matter of time before former Vol Alvin Kamara earned his first points in his NFL career. And on Sunday during the third game of the NFL season for his new team, the New Orleans Saints, Kamara finally did just that.

    The Saints were playing the Carolina Panthers on the road and were looking for the back-breaking score with less than five minutes to play in the game. With the Saints leading 27-13, Alvin Kamara was given a hand-off at the Panthers’ 25-yard line. He burst past the line of scrimmage, broke a tackle near the sideline, and extended the ball over the goal line as he side stepped his way into the end zone for his first ever touchdown in the NFL.

    Watch the Saints’ rookie dazzle with his play-making ability:

    Kamara would finish the game with two carries for 37 yards and that touchdown. He also had three receptions for five yards. On the season, Kamara has 10 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown along with 10 receptions for 74 yards. He adds that 25-yard touchdown run to an already impressive early start to his NFL career that includes a 38-yard reception last week when the Saints played the New England Patriots.

    New Orleans drafted Kamara with 67th overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft this year. Kamara totaled 1,267 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on just 210 carries in two seasons with Tennessee. He also added 74 receptions for 683 yards and seven scores on offense while also returning a punt for a touchdown in 2015.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.