NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The kids at Andrew Wilson Charter School were pretty hyped Tuesday morning, and with good reason. Saints running back Alvin Kamara was in the house.
"He's an excellent guy. He's been supportive of our Inspire NOLA Charter Schools since he's been here. He's been motivating our students, and just being involved in the community for our students to do great things," said Jamar McNeely of Inspire NOLA.
Kamara has only been in the community a short period of time. Late July, when Saints training camp started. But the community has embraced him very quickly.
"I would definitely say it's different. Definitely different when you have a winning team. It's a lot of love. They love the Saints. I'm just out here, a small piece of it. I'm glad they're embracing me, allowing me to be here," said Kamara.
The kids here, and Saints fans everywhere are ready for Sunday. Kamara left the first meeting against the Falcons early with a concussion, and feels things need to be different this time around.
"You know it is, but it's the same amount of focus as the first time. We got business to handle, and we're going to handle or business. I wouldn't say it's any heightened emotions or anything. We know it's the most important game, because it's the next game. So we're going to handle that," said Kamara.
The Saints win Sunday, and in they're in the playoffs. No doubt, a great time to be donning the Black and Gold.
It's exciting, because at this point you control your destiny to punch a ticket. We got to keep striving and working hard to get where we want to get to," said Kamara.
The Saints and Falcons kickoff at noon on Sunday in the Superdome.