Norcross High grad named NFL Rookie of the Year

He's a graduate of Norcross High School

Alvin Kamara, a running back for the New Orleans Saints and a graduate of a metro Atlanta high school, was just named the 2017 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the year.

He's a graduate of Norcross High School

According to the release, Kamara lead the 2018 Pro Bowl selection with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 scrimmage yards.

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Kamara made history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers as the only rookies to have at least five rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff return touchdown.

According to Pepsi, Kamara and the other nominees were selected for their "outstanding performances" throughout this season. He was selected by votes from fans, according to the organization.

Kamara will receive his award the night before Super Bowl LII during the 'NFL Honors" awards show at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.