NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Alvin Kamara has earned the fan-vote for Rookie of the Year.
The award was voted on by fans at NFL.com. Kamara accepted the award this morning in Minneapolis.
Kamara, a 2018 Pro Bowl selection, led all rookies with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 scrimmage yards. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1965) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown, according to the NFL.
Kamara led all rookies with 81 receptions, the third-most by a rookie running back in NFL history, according to the report.
The report went on to say that Kamara was one of five finalists nominated to receive this honor. The other finalists were Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the 2017 NFL season, according to the release. Each week, five nominees were chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.