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Harvin honored by NFL

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, NFC, Vikings offense, Percy Harvin, Vikings special teams Updated: October 4, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Percy Harvin, who had a 105-yard kickoff return against Detroit on Sunday for a touchdown, has been named the NFC's special teams player of the month.

Here's the release from the Vikings:

HARVIN NAMED NFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER

Percy Harvin has been named the Special Teams Player of the Month for September. It is the first time in Vikings history a return specialist has earned the award. In his 4th season from Florida, Harvin leads the NFL with a 38.3 kick return average and recorded the longest play in Vikings history with a 105-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Detroit (9/30/12). Harvin has returned 9 kickoffs for 345 yards during the Vikings 3-1 month of September. The Pro Bowl return specialist has 5 career kick return TDs and only Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has more (6) during the first 4 years of his career.


 

 

 

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