The Two Sides Of Alvin Kamara
We got a chance to sit down with the New Orleans star Alvin Kamara and talk about what makes him so unique on and off the field.
When rookie corner Donte Jackson posted that crazy 40-yard dash time this March during football’s biggest scouting event, he put the football world on notice. He tied for the fastest time out of all 2018 prospects and made it clear that he was going to enter the pros as one of the fastest players around. His head-turning speed helped him get drafted in the second round by Carolina, where he’ll be expected to contribute early and often.
But before that opening kick September 9 against Dallas, let’s break down how Donte has become so dangerously fast.
Football isn’t the only sport Donte excels at — at LSU, he was a gold medalist in the 4×100 relay at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. His experience sprinting shows up big-time on the gridiron, where his acceleration, quickness, and explosiveness are second to none.
Speed isn’t something Donte has always had, it’s something he constantly works on. “Some of the workouts I use to help me get faster are sled pulls and hurdles,” Donte said. “I like to do a lot of core work as well, to help me not only run fast, but be able to for a long time.”
Being the fastest player on the field isn’t just a physical challenge, it’s about having the ultimate mindset too. “(Carolina) is getting someone who is always going to fight and compete,” Donte said. “In the weight room, in the locker room, in the training room — no matter where I am — I’m always going to be preparing and getting ready to go out there and play.”
The lightest cleats for the fastest player — for Donte, lacing up in adidas adiZero 5-Star cleats was an easy decision. “As a corner, I need something light and something that I can stick into the ground and get in and out of my breaks,” he explained. “That’s why I love adiZero.”
So, this fall, make sure to keep an eye out for #26 on defense for Carolina. He may only be a rookie, but with his speed and competitiveness, it won’t be long before he races ahead of his peers.
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