Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) is pursued by Pittsburgh Steelers Markus Wheaton (11) on a kickoff return in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle Patterson Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Month


It didn’t take long for Cordarrelle Patterson to make his presence felt in the NFL.

In week two of the NFL season, Patterson returned the Vikings’ opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown.

That’s something Tennessee Volunteers fans grew accustomed to last season. Patterson returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown, during his one season at Tennessee.

Patterson’s been a consistent returner so far this season, averaging 33.8 yards a return, which leads the NFL.

The former Vol was rewarded for his consistent special teams play on Thursday, being named NFC special teams player of the month.

Patterson is still trying to make his mark on the Vikings offense. So far he has only six receptions for 82 yards. Patterson is special in space, yet another fact to which Vol fans can attest.

All the Vikings need to do now, is find a way to consistently get Patterson the ball, he’ll do the rest.


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