Earlier today, the Pro Football Writers of America announced that KR Cordarrelle Patterson and RB Adrian Peterson have been selected to their 2015 All-NFL team. It marks the second such honor for Patterson and the third for Peterson. Patterson was last recognized by the PFWA in 2013 while Peterson was in 2012.
Patterson led the NFL with a 31.8 kickoff return average and returned a league-high 2 kickoffs for touchdowns. It 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. Earlier this month, he was named 2nd-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
Peterson was the league's leading rusher for the third time in his career, finishing with 1,485 yards. His 11 rushing touchdowns were tied for the most in the NFL. He started all 16 games en route to helping the Vikings win the NFC North division title. At 30 years old, Peterson became the second-oldest running back since 1970 to lead the NFL in rushing yards.
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