Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball after making a catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Patterson Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Month

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Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month by the NFL for the month of September.  Patterson scored a touchdown on a 105 yard kickoff return in week 2 against the Chicago bears and averages 33.8 yards per returns, which leads the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has a lot of confidence in the rookie from the University of Tennessee.  Here is what Frazier had to say about Cordarrelle Patterson in an interview with the media on Tuesday:

“We do have a lot of trust in him for sure. We have some parameters on when he can bring it out and when he doesn’t, but it’s not by yards. We think he can return one 109 yards, 108 yards – he’s done 105 yards. So we trust his judgment. We do have some things we talk about when the ball is kicked when he has to not return it. But he’s made good decisions up to this point.”

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) returns a kick during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns defeated the Vikings 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings fans have a lot to be excited about when it comes to Patterson.  His speed and elusiveness are just two of his many qualities that helped him earn the award.   The last Vikings kick returner to win the award was Percy Harvin back in September of 2012.

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