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Former Vol Alvin Kamara has record-setting night against Vikings

He’s one of the NFL’s best for a reason.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara owned the Vikings on Christmas.
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If you’re a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, then Alvin Kamara is your new version of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The former Tennessee Vol scored not one, not two, not three, not four — but six rushing touchdowns on Christmas night as the Saints rolled the Vikings, 52-33, en route to another NFC South title. Kamara totaled 172 total yards from scrimmage on 25 touches and had scoring runs of 40, one, five, six, seven, and three yards.

The last time someone scored six rushing touchdowns in one game in the NFL was in 1929. The player’s name was Ernie Nevers and he played for the Chicago Cardinals.

Tennessee football may not be what it used to be, but at least there are players like Alvin Kamara repping the program in the NFL.

And to think, Butch Jones opted to kick a field goal from the one-yard line with this guy on the roster. And he continued to start Jalen Hurd after Kamara totaled over 300 all-purpose yards and three total touchdowns in his first start as a Vol.