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Justin Jefferson Hits 1K Mark for 2nd Straight Season

View game action photos between the Vikings and 49ers during the Week 12 matchup at Levi's Stadium.

Make it two straight 1,000-yard seasons for Justin Jefferson to begin his career.

The Vikings second-year wide receiver hit the milestone Sunday in the third quarter quarter on a 15-yard reception. He entered Week 12 with 63 catches for 944 yards and six touchdowns.

Jefferson, the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, totaled and even 1,400 receiving yards in his first season.


It also marked the 34th time in franchise history that a Vikings player went over 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.

Jefferson became the eighth player in franchise history to record multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons in Purple. He joined a list that includes Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Anthony Carter, Ahmad Rashad and Jake Reed.

Jefferson and Moss, a 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, are the only players to hit the mark in their first two seasons in the NFL. (Moss had 1,000-plus receiving yards in his first six seasons).