Alvin  Kamara

6Alvin Kamara

RS Junior

Norcross, Ga.

High School:

Last College:
Alabama/Hutchinson C.C. (Kansas)

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 215





  • Rushes - 18 at Texas A&M, 10/8/16
  • Rushing Yards - 144 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 2 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15, N.Texas, 11/14/15 & at Texas A&M, 10/8/16, vs. Missouri, 11/19/16, at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16
  • Receptions - 8 at Texas A&M, 10/8/16, at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16
  • Receiving Yards - 161 at Texas A&M, 10/8/16
  • Receiving Touchdowns - 2 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
  • Punt Returns - 6 vs. Florida, 9/24/16
  • Punt Return Yards - 61 vs. Florida, 9/24/16
  • Total Touchdowns - 3 at Texas A&M, 10/8/16, at Vanderbilt, 11/26/16


2016 - R-JUNIOR

  • Games/Starts: 11/7
  • Finished the year with team-high 1,188 all-purpose yards (596 rushing, 392 receiving, 184 punt return, 16 kickoff return) and 13 total touchdowns
  • Tied for third in SEC in total touchdowns scored (13), seventh in all-purpose yards (1,188) and ninth in total points (78)
  • Rushed seven times for 31 yards and had seven receptions for 46 yards against Nebraska (12/30) in the 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
  • Totaled three touchdowns and 141 yards at Vanderbilt (11/26), rushing for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and collecting eight catches for 72 yards and one score
  • Had 12 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns and also caught three passes for 14 yards in win vs. Missouri (11/19)
  • Rushed 10 times for a season-high 128 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky (11/12), marking the fourth 100-yard game of his career and his second on the season
  • Against Alabama (10/15), carried eight times for 21 yards and one touchdown, caught to passes for seven yards and returned two punts for 60 yards, including a season-best 32-yard return
  • Named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 6
  • His 312 all-purpose yards at Texas A&M (10/8) set a new Tennessee record, breaking the previous record of 294, set by Chuck Webb against Ole Miss in 1989. His 312 all-purpose yards were also the second-most by an FBS player in 2016. Matched career high with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).
  • With 127 rushing yards on a career-high 18 carries and 161 receiving yards on a career-high eight catches at Texas A&M, joined Jamal Lewis (128/105 at UK in 1997) as the only two Vols to record 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game.
  • Returned three punts for eight yards and had one kick return (first of career for 16 yards) at Texas A&M (10/8)
  • Named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week 5
  • Scored on a 16-yard touchdown catch and totaled 138 all-purpose yards in comeback win at Georgia (10/1). Tied career high with 16 carries for 62 yards, caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown and returned three punts for 50 yards with a long of 20.
  • Had 79 all-purpose yards in win vs. Florida (9/24), including six yards on two carries, 12 yards on one reception and career highs of 61 punt-return yards and six punt returns with a long of 20
  • Totaled 81 all-purpose yards vs. Ohio (9/17) in first start of UT career - carried the ball 11 times for 67 yards (35-yard run on UT's first play of the game), caught two passes for nine yards and had four punt returns for five yards
  • Six touches for 34 yards and one touchdown in win vs. Virginia Tech (9/10), including a 23-yard TD catch
  • Had nine touches (six carries, three catches) for 41 yards in win vs. Appalachian State (9/1)


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  • Games/Starts: 13/1
  • Transferred to Tennessee following a JUCO season at Hutchinson C.C., after beginning career at Alabama with a redshirt season in 2013
  • Consensus 5-star JUCO prospect, No. 2 overall JUCO prospect by ESPN
  • Played all 13 games in 2015, rushing for 698 yards (53.7 yards/game) with seven rushing touchdowns
  • Averaged 6.5 yards per carry, third in SEC
  • Two 100-yard rushing games (144 vs. Bowling Green and 127 vs. North Texas)
  • Five multi-touchdown games (Bowling Green, Western Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina) for his first 10 touchdowns (two touchdowns in each game)
  • Tied for eighth in the SEC in touchdowns scored
  • Five touchdowns in last five games
  • Second on team in receptions with 34 for 291 yards and three receiving touchdowns
  • As a punt returner, eight returns for 100 yards (12.5 average) with a touchdown
  • Scored 11th touchdown on an 11-yard rush as part of 53 rushing yards in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), also had three catches for 19 yards
  • Gained 151 yards of total offense in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28) with 99 rushing yards and two catches for 52 yards, which was career-best
  • Rushed for 43 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards in win at Missouri (11/21)
  • Ran for 127 yards on 15 carries, including touchdown runs of 27 and 15 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
  • Scored on a 4-yard rush and an 11-yard reception for two touchdowns in win over South Carolina (11/7)
  • Ripped off a career-long 63 yard rush at Kentucky (10/31) as part of 70 rushing yards along with two catches for 13 yards and a 15-yard punt return
  • In return to Alabama (10/24), was team's leading receiver with four catches for 44 yards along with 21 rushing yards
  • Scored two receiving touchdowns as Vols rallied from 24-3 deficit to beat #19 Georgia (10/10), finishing with five catches for 31 yards
  • Rushed for 36 yards along with team-high four catches for 40 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Second Vol in history with a rushing touchdown and punt return for touchdown in the same game (other was Stanley Morgan in 1975 vs. Maryland) with 2-yard rushing TD and 50-yard punt return TD vs. Western Carolina (9/19); touchdown for punt return was first return of his career in high school, junior college or college; also ran for 47 yards
  • Rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns in UT debut vs Bowling Green (9/5); his 144 rushing yards set school record for most rushing yards in a debut game


  • Played 2014 season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas for coach Rion Rhoades
  • 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 4 JUCO overall prospect, No. 2 JUCO running back, No. 2 JUCO prospect in Kansas)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 2 JUCO overall prospect, No. 2 JUCO running back)
  • Rivals: 5-star
  • Scout: 5-star
  • Named KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year
  • In nine games, ran for 1,211 yards (134.6 per game) with 18 touchdowns
  • Led Blue Dragons with 1,469 yards of total offense and 21 touchdowns
  • Caught 18 passes for 219 yards and three receiving touchdowns
  • Helped Blue Dragons to school-record 11 victories and No. 4 national JUCO ranking
  • Rushed for 100-plus yards in eight of nine games including first seven of the season
  • Ran for career-best 220 yards and four touchdowns in win over Iowa Central (9/20) as he totaled 283 all-purpose yards
  • Follows in the footsteps of NFL Pro Bowler Cordarrelle Patterson in joining Tennessee after playing at Hutchinson


  • Redshirt season as a true freshman at the University of Alabama


  • Lettered at Norcross High School in Georgia for coach Keith Maloof
  • No. 1 all-purpose back in the 247Composite, the No. 5 player in Georgia and the No. 42 player nationally in 2012
  • Nation's No. 2 all-purpose by and the No. 45 player in the Rivals100
  • Ranked as the No. 6 player in Georgia by Rivals
  • Selected to participate in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game
  • No. 32 in the ESPN150 and the No. 4 running back and No. 4 player in Georgia
  • 247Sports listed him as the No. 3 all-purpose back and the No. 7 player in Georgia, while ranking him 66th in the Top247
  • Invited to "The Opening" in the summer of 2012 on the Nike campus in Oregon
  • Rushed for 2,264 yards and 26 touchdowns while averaging 7.5 yards per carry as a senior in 2012
  • Added 22 receptions for 286 yards and five scores
  • Second-team All-American as a running back by MaxPreps
  • Earned Georgia Mr. Football honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Class AAAAAA Player of the Year and garnered first-team All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association
  • Added 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2011


  • Full name: Alvin Mentian Kamara
  • Born: July 25, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Son of Adama Kamara
  • Recipient of Sendele Family Endowment Scholarship


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