Harvin named NFC Rookie of the YearMinnesota Sports
- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, as voted by the Associated Press.
From The Sports Network.com
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, as voted by the Associated Press.
Harvin, the 22nd overall pick out of Florida, earned 41 out of potential 50 votes. Baltimore offensive tackle Michael Oher finished second with six.
Harvin had 60 catches for 790 yards and six touchdowns and returned 42 kickoffs for a total of 1,156 yards and two scores, including one that went 101 yards. He also had 15 carries for 135 yards. He tied Indianapolis' Austin Collie for most catches by a rookie and set Minnesota's single-season franchise record for all-purpose yardage with 2,081.
Thanks to his contributions, he helped the Vikings to a 12-4 record, capturing the NFC North crown and the second best record in the conference.
It is the second time in the past three seasons that a Minnesota player has won the offensive rookie of the year award as running back Adrian Peterson took home the honor in 2007. He is the sixth Viking to win this award, joining Peterson, Randy Moss (1998), Sammy White (1976), Chuck Foreman (1973) and Paul Flatley (1963).