The Vikings already had a league-high eight players in the Pro Bowl, including first-time honorees Heath Farwell, Sidney Rice and – stupefyingly enough – Bryant McKinnie.
Yesterday, a ninth Viking discovered that he too is being honored with a selection to the roster of NFL All-Stars.
Because Philadelphia‘s DeSean Jackson was voted in as both a receiver and kick returner, the choice was made to add a second kick returner, and the Vikings’ very own rookie sensation Percy Harvin was selected to be that man.
Harvin, before teams started kicking away from him in terror, added a quick-strike dimension to the Vikings’ return game, running back two for scores. Harvin and Washington‘s Brian Orakpo are the only two rookies to make the Pro Bowl this year.
Of course, Harvin and the other Vikings will not actually be participating in the Pro Bowl, since it takes place the week after the conference title games, and they will be too busy preparing for the Super Bowl.