NFL 2014: Cordarrelle Patterson is Mr. Versatility
NFL 2014: Cordarrelle Patterson is Mr. Versatility

 

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson showcased his versatility as a rookie as he became the first player in NFL history with at least four receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and two kickoff-return touchdowns in a single season.

Patterson, who was selected to the Pro Bowl, also became the first player in NFL history with a 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdown (109 and 105 yards), 75+ yard receiving touchdown (79 yards) and 50+ yard rushing touchdown (50 yards) in a season. His 109-yard kickoff-return touchdown is tied for the longest touchdown in NFL history.

"You have to enjoy this job," says Patterson. "I like to have fun. I'm always happy. I enjoyed my first year. This year, my whole mindset is, 'Remember everything. Do better than you did last year.' So this year will be way better."

A look at Patterson's touchdowns:

Receiving Touchdowns

- Nov. 7 vs. Washington (2 Yards)

- Dec. 8 vs. Ravens (79 Yards)

- Dec. 15 vs. Eagles (5 Yards)

- Dec. 29 vs. Lions (8 Yards)

Rushing Touchdowns

- Dec. 1 vs. Bears (33 Yards)

- Dec. 22 vs. Bengals (35 Yards)

- Dec. 29 vs. Lions (50 Yards)

Kickoff-Return Touchdowns

- Sept. 15 vs. Bears (105 Yards)

-Oct. 27 vs. Packers (109 Yards)

"He's an incredible athlete," says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson about Patterson. "He's real good. He's the real deal."

 

Cordarrelle Patterson's 2013 statistics:

    Yards Avg TDs
Source: NFL
Receiving45 Rec.46910.44
Rushing12 Att.15813.23
Kickoff Returns43 KRs1,39332.42

 

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