Alvin Kamara, 3K: Saints RB the fastest in NFL history to this rushing/receiving mark

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By , WWL Radio Sports

Alvin Kamara might not care for Monday Night Football, but he arrived at a milestone there, regardless.

With the best receiving first half of his career (8 catches, 109 yards and a TD), the Saints superstar running back surpassed 3,000 receiving yards in his career. That meant he hit the 3,000-yard mark of both rushing and receiving in just 66 career games, the fastest in NFL history to hit that mark.

The former star San Francisco 49ers back previously held the record, hitting that mark in 70 games.

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Kamara was also primed to move past Pierre Thomas for No. 5 on the Saints' all-time rushing list. And he's likely not done moving around that list this season.

Here's how it stacks up at halftime of Week 7.

- 1. Deuce McAllister: 6,096
- 2. Mark Ingram: 6,007
- 3. George Rogers: 4,267
- 4. Dalton Hilliard: 4,164
- 5. Pierre Thomas: 3,745
- 6. Alvin Kamara: 3,737
- 7. Rueben Mayes: 3,408
- 8. Chuck Muncie: 3,393
- 9. Ricky Williams: 3,129
- 10. Tony Galbreath: 2,865

It took Kamara just 66 career games to reach that mark, but he'll likely need at least one more full season to push the top of the board. With the departure of Drew Brees to retirement and several key players missing due to injury, he's been more of a tradition runner this season -- fighting for tough yards between the tackles. In Week 4 he carried the ball 26 times but wasn't targeted in the passing game, a first in his NFL career.

The 26-year-old Kamara already owns a handful of team and NFL marks, including the most rushing touchdowns in a game in league history (6/2020 vs Minnesota). He also owns the season franchise marks for rushing touchdowns (16) and total touchdowns (21).