Vikings rookie WR/KR
Against Green Bay, Patterson’s 228 kick return yards rank 2nd in single game totals in the NFL this season and his 45.6 yards per return average ranks 3rd, behind his own performance against Chicago (49.7) and Devin Hester (49.8, vs. Min. 9/15). Along with his 109-yard return, Patterson also had returns of 51 and 30 yards in Week 8. The Tennessee product is the only player in the NFL to return 2 kicks for a TD this season, which ties a team record (Percy Harvin, 2009).
For the season, Patterson leads the league with 703 kick return yards, 39.1 yard kick return average and 2 kick return TDs. In 7 career games, Patterson has tied an NFL record for career plays over 105 yards with 2 (Jacoby Jones, Ed Reed).
Other Vikings returners to win NFC Special Teams Player of the Week are: Percy Harvin (2x, 2009 vs. Dal. 10/17, 2010 vs. SF 9/27), Aundrae Allison (2007 vs. Det. 12/2), Moe Williams (1999 vs. NYG 12/26).
Longest Kickoff Returns – Vikings
- Cordarrelle Patterson, vs. Green Bay, 10/17/13 - 109t
- Cordarrelle Patterson, at Chicago, 9/15/13 - 105t
- Percy Harvin, at Detroit, 9/30/12 - 105t