Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 90%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 13.4%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 3.5
Durability: question mark 2

High Risk

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Alvin Kamara Player Overview

Let’s talk about Alvin Mentian Kamara, who will be 25-years old this season. Like the New York Jets' Chris Herndon, Alvin Kamara was also born in Norcross, Georgia. In his junior season of high school Kamara rushed for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns. In his senior season he rushed for 2,264 yards with 26 touchdowns, adding in 22 receptions for 286 yards and five touchdowns, helping to lead his high school to their first state championship.

Kamara won several accolades as a result of his senior season, including being invited to the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game. Coming out of high school, he was considered one of the top running back prospects in the nation, ranked the number one all purpose RB by 247Composite.

Kamara initially attended the University of Alabama but unfortunately had a difficult time there. He had knee surgery during his preseason of his freshman year causing him to redshirt the season. He had significant competition at the time, including Derrick Henry, TJ Yeldon and Kenyan Drake (imagine having 3 of the top NFL running backs all on your college team at once). Adding to his troubles at Alabama, Kamara was banned by head coach Nick Saban for ‘behavioral issues’ and was suspended from the Sugar Bowl contest.

Kamara then transferred to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas in 2014, where Cordarrelle Patterson and other NFL players have also attended. During his first season, and in nine games, Kamara ran for 1,211 yards and 21 total touchdowns. This helped him earn a five-star rating from multiple recruiting networks, and was identified as one of the top JUCO prospects in the nation. At that point he had a couple offers, including the University of Georgia as well as the University of Tennessee, and he chose to sign at the latter.

In 2015, Kamara’s technically sophomore year, he shared the backfield with John Kelly (Rams’ RB) and Jalen Hurd (the now 4…

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Alvin Kamara Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 16, 2019 NFL Knee PCL Sprain Grade 2 Kamara suffered a knee injury during the 2019 campaign, and missed Week 7 and Week 8 due to the issue
Oct 15, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Kamara suffered an ankle injury during the 2019 campaign, and missed Week 7 and Week 8 due to the issue
Dec 7, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Kamara exited in the 1st quarter of Week 14 with a concussion but was cleared by the following game.
Oct 15, 2016 Non-NFL Knee LCL Sprain Grade 2 Kamara missed 2 games at Tennessee in 2016 with LCL and meniscus damage to his left knee.
Aug 15, 2012 Non-NFL Knee Tear Kamara was forced to redshirt at Alabama in 2012 due to a knee injury suffered in mid-August.