Harvin Wins AP Offensive Rookie Of The Year Honor

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 6, 2010 – 7:58 am

We referenced in this blog entry from yesterday the significant contribution the Vikings 2009 draft class had during the regular season. All 5 players made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp and then each of the 5 started at least 1 game during the regular season.

Now one player in that 5-member 2009 draft class has been named the AP’s Offensive Rookie of the Year – WR Percy Harvin. The dynamic playmaker was an overwhelming choice as he received 41 of a possible 50 votes; Baltimore Ravens rookie T Michael Oher was 2nd in voting with 6 votes.

Harvin, the 22nd overall pick last April, took the league by storm in 2009, quickly demonstrating his ability to transfer the play-making ability and explosiveness he possessed in college to the NFL level. Harvin played in 15 games during the regular season and in that time set a new Vikings record for all-purpose yards (2,081), breaking RB Adrian Peterson’s record.

The elusive and speedy WR tied for the NFL rookie lead in receptions with 60 and had 790 yards and 6 TDs to go along with the receptions. He also rushed 15 times for 135 yards to set a Vikings franchise record for rushing yards by a WR.

Harvin was just as effective in the return game as he was on offense, returning 42 kickoffs for 1,156 yards and 2 TDs, becoming the 1st Viking to ever record 2 kickoff return TDs in a season and in a career.

Earlier in the week, Harvin was added to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster as a returner.

Harvin is the 6th Vikings player to win the award, joining Peterson, Randy Moss (1998), Sammy White (1976), Chuck Foreman (1973) and Paul Flatley (1963).

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17 Responses to “Harvin Wins AP Offensive Rookie Of The Year Honor”

  1. By Terrea on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    yeaa!!! Congrats you have deserved it!!!

  2. By TheGreatPurpleOne on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    WOOT Congrats Harvin!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Iowa Season ticket holder on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Good for Percy! Pro Bowl and now Offensive Rookie of the Year. That’s AWESOME! A SuperBowl ring would be icing on the cake, but even if they don’t win it all, 2009-10 was without question the best year to be a Viking fan.

  4. By nuehrinht on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    you go percy..

  5. By Bigfan on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Congratulations Percy it’s fun watching you play no fear and great talent.

  6. By michael a. on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Great stuff from # 12 all season long… deserving honors as Offensive Rookie of the Year.

  7. By CA Norwegian on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for a great season. Ask to be in some wildcats or catch the snap and go as a motion man in the shotgun.

  8. By Viking-ology on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    This kid is awesome. Use him Chilly, use him for everything he offers.

  9. By TOM S. on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    WOW…amazing kid.
    Record setting talent playing lights out every game ! .Makes watching Vikings football more exciting .
    Your doing it up BIG..Percy.

    Im so happy for you.

    Tom S.

  10. By vikesnut28 on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Another amazing player awarded some rookie hardware. I’m so happy because after the migraines started I was worried he wouldn’t win it or go to the Probowl. He received every honor this year he deserved and now if his teammates and him bring home the Superbowl that would be teriffic.

  11. By Najon on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Percy.. Way to go…. Gators still lovin’ ya.

  12. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    At first when 8 Vikings players were elected to the Pro Bowl, I scoured through the list searching for Percy Harvin, and was quite dumbfounded when I did not see his name. This clears it all up, thank you sports analysts and commentators who put your ante in with Percy, he deserves it. Go Vikings!

  13. By Nate on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go percy!! You deserved it!! It’s been alot of fun watching that kid play, I’m looking forward to many years watching him become the next Chris Carter for the Vikings. Great season Viks!

  14. By ibleedpurple on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply


  15. By paul on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Not much competition this year on the offensive side of the ball compare to the defensive side.
    Good work Percy.

    nine Vikings in the pro-bowl, The voters must only take account of the first half of the seasons stats.

  16. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Paul, voters take into account what the bulk of the pro bowl named players consistently provide. Consistency! Obviously you haven’t been watching the Vikings aside from the beginning of the season… Look at the last 4 years.

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