Saints Kamara & Lattimore Make History With ROY Awards
New Orleans Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara and rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore were sensational in their debut pro seasons, and as a result, it was no surprise when the two took home awards at during the NFL Honors show Saturday night.
Kamara beat out Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB Kareem Hunt for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, while Lattimore ran away with NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
"You get caught up in the season, you don't really get time to pat yourself on the back,'' Kamara said after receiving the honor. "But when the season is over you realize what you've done. I've kind of had to time to look back and say, I made some history this season.''
The rookie duo are the first pair from the same team to win offensive and defensive ROY awards since 1967 when Detroit Lions Mel Farr and Lem Barney accomplished the feat.
Kamara earned 28 of the possible 50 votes from the AP, while Lattimore racked up 45 of the 50 available votes.
It's the second rookie of the year honor for Kamara, who was awarded the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as voted on by fans, yesterday.