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Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson named to Pro Bowl

  • Blog Post by: Master Tesfatsion
  • January 3, 2014 - 9:18 AM

Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson won’t be snubbed from the Pro Bowl after all.

Patterson has been named as a replacement to the event, replacing Steelers wideout Antonio Brown as a return specialist. Brown was selected as both a wide reciever and return specialist, but he will participate as a receiver because he had more votes than Patterson.

He's the seventh rookie in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl along with Chuck Foreman, Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Blair Walsh and Matt Kalil

Patterson became the first player in NFL history to record four receiving, three rushing and two kick return touchdowns in a season. He finished with 469 receiving yards and 158 rushing yards.

The rookie also won the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Month honors in December on Thursday. He will join running back Adrian Peterson as the only Vikings selected to the Pro Bowl.

The teams won’t be set until Jan. 22 when Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders select their squads.

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