Minnesota Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson Named To Pro Bowl

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball to score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball to score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Many fans called foul when Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was snubbed from the Pro Bowl.

Well it looks like Patterson is Hawaii bound after all. Patterson has been named as a replacement to the event, he will be replacing Steelers wideout Antonio Brown as one of eight receivers on the roster, a source confirmed of Patterson’s tweet.

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 Pro Bowl changed the format this year and the eliminated returns in the game. Patterson was likely a favorite to grab the kickoff return bid if the position still existed. He averaged 32.4 yards per kick return, third highest in league history since the 1970 merger. He also recorded the longest kick return in NFL history, 109, against the Packers in Week 8 and broke the franchise record with 1,393 kick return yards.

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

 

Topics: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

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