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Peterson, few others to receive 2013 team awards

Posted by: Matt Vensel under Vikings, Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, John Sullivan Updated: April 23, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Cordarrelle Patterson, John Sullivan and a Vikings rookie to be announced -- maybe Patterson again? -- will pick up some shiny hardware next weekend.

The Vikings will hand out their 2013 awards at the “Minnesota Honors Football” awards event May 4 at the Hilton Minneapolis. The Vikings are the presenting sponsor for the second straight year.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.nffmn.org.

Peterson, who rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns, was named their Offensive Player of the Year. Greenway, who led the team in tackles, was their Defensive Player of the Year. Patterson won the Special Teams Player of the Year award after averaging 32.4 yards per kickoff return and scoring two touchdowns. John Sullivan was the Community Man of the Year.

The team’s Rookie of the Year for 2013 has not been named. So who should it be?

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