VIDEO: Alvin Kamara Leaps Over Detroit Defender

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    Former Vol Alvin Kamara keeps on impressing in the NFL.

    Last week, the New Orleans Saints dealt future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals in part because they’ve been so pleased with what their rookie running back out of Tennessee has done so far. And Kamara provided yet another highlight play in his young NFL career this Sunday.

    Kamara took a hand-off from Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the third quarter of Sunday’s contest between the Saints and the Detroit Lions while the Saints led 31-10. Kamara took the hand-off, found the edge, and then hurdled over Darius Slay for a first down inside the goal line.

    Watch Kamara’s athleticism on the play:

    That play was the cherry on top of another solid performance by Kamara in his rookie season. Kamara finished the game with 10 carries for 75 yards and three catches for 12 yards. The Saints would go on to defeat the Lions 52-38.

    So far during his rookie season, Kamara has run the ball 25 times for 158 yards and a touchdown while also catching 23 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. His 23 catches are second only to Michael Thomas on the Saints’ roster.

    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.