CORDARRELLE PATTERSON: MR. VERSATILITY
August 8, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver CORDARRELLE PATTERSON showcased his versatility last year 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.”
He’s an incredible athlete,” says Vikings running back ADRIAN PETERSON about Patterson. “He’s real good. He’s the real deal.”