New Orleans Saints’ rookie running back Alvin Kamara has become the fourth rookie in NFL history and the first in 52 years to have five or more rushing and five or more pass receiving TDs in his first year in the league. Kamara currently has seven rushing TDs and five pass receiving TDs with two weeks remaining in the season.
The last rookie to have five TD runs and five TD pass catches in their first season in the NFL was Chicago Bears’ great Gale Sayres. He had 14 TD runs and six TD pass receptions in 1965, his rookie campaign with the Bears. Others to accomplish this feat were Charley Taylor in 1965 and Doak Walker in 1950. (Note: If Kamara can get two more receiving TDs in his last two games this season, he will become the first rookie ever to get seven TD runs and seven TD pass receptions in a season in NFL history.)
Kamara is also looking to become only the sixth player in NFL history to have seven TD runs and seven TD pass receptions in the same season. It has been done six times by five different players; Marshall Faulk did it twice in his career.
Here are the players who have scored seven or more TD via run and pass in a season.
Dan Reeves, Dallas, 1966: 8 TD runs, 8 TD receptions
O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, 1975: 16/7
Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, 1975: 13/9
Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, 2000: 18/8
Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, 2001: 12/9
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City, 2013: 12/7
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