MINNEAPOLIS — One day after winning Pepsi Rookie of the Year, Saints running back Alvin Kamara takes home Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Kamara beat out Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt for the award at the NFL Honors show in Minneapolis.
The 2018 Pro Bowl selection led all rookies with 14 total touchdowns.
Kamara finished with 1,554 scrimmage yards, which was ranked second among all the rookies.
Kamara joined Gale Sayers as the only rookies to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return for a touchdown.
The 67th overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft rushed for 728 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry, which ranked first in the NFL.
He also led all rookies with 81 receptions, the third-most by a rookie running back in NFL History.
Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore named Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
It is the first time that a Saint has won the award.
New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has been selected as the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the first time that a Saint has won the award.
Lattimore, the 11th overall pick by the Saints out of Ohio State, enjoyed a standout season as he is the only the fourth cornerback in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl and the first since Eric Allen in 1995 and joined fellow rookie, RB Alvin Kamara as one of only seven Saints rookie selected. The Cleveland, Ohio native started all 13 games he played in and posted 53 tackles (44 solo), a club-best five interception returns for 85 yards with one returned for a touchdown, a team-high 18 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Lattimore’s five picks were ranked first among NFL rookies and tied for fifth in the league overall.