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Cordarrelle Patterson
WR #84
Height:
6-2
Weight:
220
Age:
25
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 80 863 10.8 79 5 24 290 12.1 67 4 2 2
2015 MIN 16 1 2 10 5 9 0 2 15 7.5 9 0 1 1
2014 MIN 16 7 33 384 11.6 28 1 10 117 11.7 67T 1 1 1
2013 MIN 16 6 45 469 10.4 79T 4 12 158 13.2 50T 3 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF L 3-20 1 1 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 26-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SD W 31-14 -- -- -- -- -- 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
4 @DEN L 20-23 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CHI W 23-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 STL W 21-18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @OAK W 30-14 -- -- -- -- -- 1 6 6 6 0 -- --
11 GB L 13-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CHI W 38-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS               Career GP/GS              Playoffs GP/GS

16/0                                  48/13                                 1/0

• Set Vikings record and tied NFL mark with 109-yard KO return on opening kickoff vs. Green Bay (10/27/13), setting mark for longest NFL KO return and tied the longest play in NFL history. 

• Is tied for most career plays of 105+ yards (2) in NFL history with Jacoby Jones and Ed Reed.

• Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro honors and Pro Bowl berth in 2013, only the 3rd Vikings rookie to earn 1st-Team honors from the AP.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in communications at UT and returned to campus in 2014 offseason...Has taken up photography as a hobby...Aspires to be an entrepreneur following his football career...Has a daughter, Cienna...Threw out 1st pitch at Twins game in April 2014...Active in the local sports scene regularly attending Wild, Timberwolves and Twins games...Responded to a 1st-grader’s request for a visit to their Maple Grove, MN school in May 2014...Shares hometown of Rock Hill, SC with fellow NFL 1st-rounder Jadeveon Clowney and Stephon Gilmore.

2015 GP/GS               Career GP/GS              Playoffs GP/GS

16/0                                  48/13                                 1/0

• Set Vikings record and tied NFL mark with 109-yard KO return on opening kickoff vs. Green Bay (10/27/13), setting mark for longest NFL KO return and tied the longest play in NFL history. 

• Is tied for most career plays of 105+ yards (2) in NFL history with Jacoby Jones and Ed Reed.

• Earned 1st-Team AP All-Pro honors and Pro Bowl berth in 2013, only the 3rd Vikings rookie to earn 1st-Team honors from the AP.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in communications at UT and returned to campus in 2014 offseason...Has taken up photography as a hobby...Aspires to be an entrepreneur following his football career...Has a daughter, Cienna...Threw out 1st pitch at Twins game in April 2014...Active in the local sports scene regularly attending Wild, Timberwolves and Twins games...Responded to a 1st-grader’s request for a visit to their Maple Grove, MN school in May 2014...Shares hometown of Rock Hill, SC with fellow NFL 1st-rounder Jadeveon Clowney and Stephon Gilmore.

PRO Earned 1st-Team All-Pro honors from Associated Press and selected to Pro Bowl during rookie season in 2013...Is only the 3rd rookie to be 1st-Team AP All-Pro in team history, joining Randy Moss (1998) and Blair Walsh (2012)...Scored 9 TDs, the 4th-most by a rookie in Vikings history...Scored a TD in the final 5 straight games of rookie season in 2013...Scored 3 different ways during his rookie season- by rushing, receiving and return- only the 6th player in team history to achieve the feat and the 1st rookie...Scored 1st career TD in his 2nd career game with a 105-yard KO return TD at Chicago (9/15/13)...Scored 2nd career TD with a 109-yard KO return vs. Green Bay (10/27/13), setting Vikings record for longest play in team history, matching team record for most KO return TDs in a season with 2 and tied an NFL record for the longest play in league history...Both kickoff return TDs as a rookie were on the opening kickoff of the game... Set NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game by a WR with 102 @ St. Louis (9/7/14)...67-yard rushing TD was a career-long and the longest scoring rush by a WR in team history...1st WR in the NFL to have a 35+ yard TD rush in 3 consecutive games (35t @ Cin., 12/22/13, 50t vs. Det., 12/29/13, 67t @ StL, 9/7/14)...1st WR in NFL history with 50+ yard TD rushes in back-to-back games (50t vs. Det., 12/29/13, 67t @ StL, 9/7/14)...Has 4 career rushing TD which ties Percy Harvin for most rushing TDs in team history by a WR...Acquired with #29 overall pick in 2013 Draft after a trade with New England, giving the Vikings 3 picks in the 1st round for only the 2nd time in franchise history, the last coming in 1967...Was the 3rd WR drafted in 2013…Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2014, which ranks him second in team history, trailing only Percy Harvin’s 5 career KOR touchdowns as a Viking.

HONORS Named 1st-Team All-Pro by Associated Press in 2013...Selected to Pro Bowl in 2013...Voted 2013 Vikings Special Teams MVP and 2013 Vikings Children’s Fund Rookie of the Year by teammates...NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September 2013...NFC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Green Bay (10/27/13)...NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in December 2013… 2015 PFWA All NFL2015 2nd-team All-Pro.

2015 Led the NFL with a 31.8 kickoff return average and returned a league-high 2 kickoffs for touchdowns…Marked the second time in Patterson’s three-year career that he has led the NFL in both kickoff return average and kickoff return touchdowns…Named 2nd-team All-Pro…Returned a 93-yard kickoff for a touchdown at Oakland (11/15) and a 101-yard return for a score vs. Seattle (12/6)…Caught 2 passes for 10 yards on offense. 

2014 Set NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game by a WR with 102 @ St. Louis (9/7)...67-yard rushing TD was a career-long and the longest scroing rush by a WR in team history...Has 4 career rushing TD which ties Percy Harvin for most rushing TDs in team history by a WR...Finished the season with 384 receiving yards on 33 receptions and 1 TD (@ Buffalo, 10/19)...Season-high 6 receptions and 84 receiving yards @ Tampa Bay (10/26)...Rushed 10 times for 117 yards with 1 TD for the season...Finished 6th in the NFL, 2nd in NFC, with a 25.6 kick return average...Long kick return on the season was 51 yards @ Detroit (12/14).

2013 Led NFL and set Vikings record with 32.4-yard average on KO returns...Set team record with 1,393 kickoff return yards in a season, a mark held by Buster Rhymes since 1985...Tied longest play in NFL history and set longest KO return with 109-yarder vs. Green Bay (10/27) and took opening kickoff at Chicago (9/15) back 105 yards for a TD in his 2nd career game...Tied Vikings record with 2 KO return TDs in a season...Scored TDs 3 different ways during season- rushing, receiving and returning- only the 6th Viking to do so and the 1st rookie in team history...The 1st NFL player with a 100+ KO return TD, a 75+ receiving TD and a 50+ rushing TD...Scored 9 TDs on the season, the 4th-most by a rookie in team history...Notched career-high 141 receiving yards, the 2nd-most by a 2013 rookie, and hauled in 79-yard TD from Matt Cassel at Baltimore (12/8), the 3rd-longest reception by a Vikings rookie in team history...Posted longest rushing TD and 2nd-longest rush by a Vikings WR with a 50-yarder vs. Detroit (12/29) in the final game at MOA Field and caught an 8-yard TD, scoring the final 2 TDs in Dome history...Set an NFL record since the 1970 merger and a Vikings record for most rushing TDs by a WR in a season with 3...Caught 1st career pass from Christian Ponder for 10-yard gain at Detroit (9/8) in season opener.

COLLEGE In his lone season of Division I football, earned All-SEC honors and started all 12 games for Tennessee...Tabbed as 1st-Team All-SEC by Associated Press as an All-Purpose Player...Earned 1st-Team All-SEC All-Purpose Player by conference coaches and 2nd-Team Return Specialist by the coaches...Set UT record with 1,858 all-purpose yards, breaking record set by Reggie Cobb in 1987...Became 1st player in NCAA to score a TD 4 different ways in a season since 2008 (receiving, rushing, PR, KOR)....Was rated the #1 JUCO WR recruit coming out of Hutchinson and #4 overall JUCO prospect...Earned NJCAA All-America honors both seasons at Hutchinson CC...Ran on Hutch track team.

PREP Standout WR at Northwestern High in Rock Hill, SC...Helped lead team to Class 4A Division II state title game as a senior in 2008...Named All-State as a senior...High school teammate with future UT teammate QB Justin Worley...Attended North Carolina Tech Christian Academy in 2010.