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Harvin Climbing The Single-Season WR Rushing Chart

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 29, 2011 – 10:35 am

Percy Harvin continues to be the Vikings most dynamic weapon on a week-to-week basis. His ability to produce as a pass-catcher and a kick returner is well-chronicled, but we should also not forget that Harvin can contribute as a runner as well.

On Sunday against the Falcons, Harvin continued to climb the WR rushing charts. For the season, Harvin has 33 attempts for 235 yards, which places him in 4th place all-time among WRs for rushing yards in a single season. Harvin is just 64 yards behind Brad Smith for 3rd place all-time and he’s 146 yards away from matching Joshua Cribbs’ 2009 effort for 2nd place all-time. San Diego’s Lionel James holds the NFL single-season record for rushing yards by a WR with 516 in 1985.

Harvin’s touches and production have increased each week since the Vikings hosted the Green Bay Packers on October 23 (Christian Ponder’s first career start). Last Sunday against the Falcons was no exception. Harvin had 210 yards and 2 TDs on 14 touches, which raises his season totals to 1,187 combined yards on 95 touches (averages out to 12.5 yards per touch).

Taking kickoffs out of the equation, here are Harvin’s touches-yards-TD totals over the past 5 games: 4-23-0; 8-77-1; 9-70-0; 11-94-1; 13-106-1.

Being productive in a variety of ways is the strongpoint of Harvin’s skill set. In 2009 as a rookie, Harvin established the Vikings record for the most combined yards with 2,081 (1,156 kickoff returns, 790 receiving, 135 rushing). Then in 2010, Harvin finished 2nd in the NFC and 5th in the NFL with 1,908 combined net yards.

Whether on ground or in the air, Harvin is a dynamic playmaker and it’s a treat to watch him every Sunday.


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47 Responses to “Harvin Climbing The Single-Season WR Rushing Chart”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    TOO many VP’s not enough Indians won’t get it done when it comes to
    your ridiculous drafts, trades, and free agency!

    Wise up!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!

  2. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    we need a general MANAGER!
    we need a GENERAL MANAGER!
    we need A GENERAL MANAGER!
    we NEED A GENERAL MANAGER!
    WE NEED A GENERAL MANAGER!

    What we need to do more than anything else (and I am SO SURE about this) is
    GET SOME TALENT AT OFFENSIVE LINE, DEFENSIVE BACK, AND NOW WIDE RECEIVER!!!

    How do we go about it? I say hire a GENERAL MANAGER to clean up the mess left by the current FRONT OFFICE administration since 2003.

    Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians WILL NOT GET IT DONE.

    I don’t believe in co-coaches. Someone has to be in charge of any organization. Right now, that is in question with the MN VIKINGS.

  3. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    AND as long as you insist on naming 3, 227 Vice Presidents, your drafting history will ocntinue.

    The solution:

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER ! ! !

  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    NO ONE PERSON COULD BE THAT DUMB!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!

  5. By Joe on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    A head coach that shows some emotion might help.Where’s Bill Cower when you need him????????

  6. By wacky on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    frazier is not a good at anything he ‘s doing and will fail!!!!!!! he wasn’t that great at defance.( spend some money and go get a top head coach!!) not a bunch of want to bees!!!!! FAN POLL: how will the vikings do next year? FAIL, FAIL, FAIL…………..

  7. By De@tH-2-packerfans on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    learn to spell wacky.. lol

  8. By Bigfan1 on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    GB fans have to be, with exception of the Raiders, the most crass, debased, crude examples of the human condition, it’s amazing that such a degenerate group has a winning team to crow over. It’s too bad GB doesn’t have a more high caliber, tactful, and intellectual following. People that don’t know how to talk about football without resorting to third grade slang and profanities. Even the writers for GB are of the same caliber.

  9. By TheRealDon on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’m with you Frederick Jones

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By Viking Joe on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Wasn’t Harvin a running back at Florida ?

  11. By TheRealDon on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    He was used as a running back at times..

  12. By VegasVike on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    And Joe Webb was a WR… But Chilly wanted to make him a QB so now he sits… His talent is being wasted while the Vikings sit idly by and lose games cause we can’t stretch the field. Go figure

  13. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    @TheRealDon,

    The question for our FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS has to be “do I feel lucky?”

    Reason being that they are depending on l u c k to get the players we need. Someone said on here that “WE NEED TO MAKE OUR OWN L U C K.”

    Complaining about the coaches has been tried in the recent past. It hasn’t worked. WE NEED TO MAKE OUR OWN L U C K!!!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER

    DENNIS GREEN HAS TO BE A TOP CANDIDATE.
    BILL C O W H E R, TONY DUNGY, JIM MARSHALL, RON YARY,
    M I C K TINGELHOFF, CARL E L L E R, ETC. ARE CANDIDATES FOR
    general manager!!! :(

  14. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Vegas Vike,

    You are correct.

    Joe Webb was a WR at UAB until he won the starting QB job as a junior. He passed and ran for over 1000 yards each, for the next two seasons. (He was also a QB as a freshman, and in high school.)

    He is still a RAW prospect at any position, but he is most experienced at
    QUARTERBACK.

  15. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to see Joe Webb play quarterback in some of the upcoming games.

    I do think Ponder is a great candidate as well.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    “Fine feathered friends”

    To me represents that we are all trying to fly, but without each other we will die. :) :) :)

    Join TheRealDon, and me in saying “HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!”

    OR perhaps you can flap those wings a little and give us a better idea???

  17. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    ***TOO many VP’s not enough Indians won’t get it done when it comes to
    your ridiculous drafts, trades, and free agency!

    Wise up!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!

  18. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    to my FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS,

    Let’s not forget that whatever we do it’s to get some good players at the following positions: T, G, C, S, CB, WR :)

  19. By dave on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s bring denny green and brian billick back.

  20. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    *The question for our FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS has to be “do I feel lucky?”

  21. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Dave,

    There ya go!

    Dennis Green, General Manager
    Brian Billick, Head Coach

  22. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    or perhaps Billick as offensive coordinator.

    I’m not sure hiring a new head coach sends a good message. It’s not Frazier’s fault alone.

  23. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Dave and TheRealDon,

    The question for our FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS has to be “do I feel lucky?”

  24. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    We were not lucky with the drafts of 2010, or 2011.

    Nor was drafting only 2 offensive linemen in the last 5 years real intelligent!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!

  25. By vikelifer on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think the GM has done a decent job of bringing in talent except for Cook,and he’s just a ganster a thug.The thing is if you don’t shore up your line play your gunna get beat week in week out,the fact we have a playmaker just sitting on the bench in Webb it just stupid the O coor. was supposed to utilize the players talents so why is he sitting on the bench.Put him in the backfield pitch it to him and let him throw deep or run it, duh.The playcalling is vanilla,Harvin and A.P. in the same backfield or Toby and A.P. get a clue. I’m not a coach but I can figure out several diff. formations to get some separation for the playmakers and apparently some quick plays cus the O-line can’t hold anybody.

  26. By sandiamond on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    From Nfl network:

    Front-office turnover
    Minnesota has tried changing coaches, and certainly the team has fallen far and fast. But I’d be surprised if Leslie Frazier was fired after one full season. General manager Rick Spielman has been on the job for a long time, the roster has decayed over the years, and this team is clearly in rebuilding mode. A move there wouldn’t surprise decision-makers around the league.

  27. By chad mcclendon on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    i was at the game sunday it was a good game.. But the thing that still amazes me is how much percy harvin is not on the field. The vikings should treat percy harvin like santana moss hes in on almost every singe snap. When the redskins go to 3 or more recievers hes in the slot, if there 2 wide or less hes on the outside. He is our best player outside of adrain peterson on offense. I dont see the panthers taking out steve smith out alot, or the lions taking out calvin johnson. I jus dont understand, there out thinking there-selves.

  28. By Ted Brown 23 on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Jack Del-Rio is gonna be available for the D-Cord job. Gotta start there too.

  29. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    How many Penn State staff workers does it take rat out Sandusky?? ZERO!!

    What did Sandusky say to Paterno? Want a hit??

  30. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Sandusky and a Catholic Preist both walk into a classroom……..

  31. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    ..then the janitors room.

  32. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    ..then the back of the car..

  33. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    ..then a bar for some drinks..

  34. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    What do Sandusky and Michael Jackson have in common..?

  35. By Ponders a joke on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Both are white and accused of touching boys

  36. By TheRealDon on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. By Derrick.G on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!

  38. By Derrick.G on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Not to mention Fred, those were in late rounds too, we need 1st round quality at that spot.
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!

  39. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Vikeliker,

    We do not have a GM.

  40. By paul on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Kapp would make a great G.M. he still has a lot of fight left in him, just ask Angleo KING KONG Masco

  41. By desanc on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    put joe webb at safety. we dont have anything to lose and he could surprise some people. lord knows he’d like the playing time

  42. By Jeff on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    At this point in the season does it really matter what players we shift around? I am all for letting some of the younger guys get a chance but Webb at safety is a terrible idea and I do think that now would be a good time to get him back to WR. People need to stop being so critical of our coaching, play calling has been a little rough all season but a big part of our letdown is the players not executing

  43. By DieHardViking on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    How is ponder a joke…he is better then you will ever be and ever dream of

  44. By desanc on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    i’d like to see webb get an opportunity at wide receiver as well. who says he couldn’t be a safety? im sure he’d out play abdullah with enough reps in practice

  45. By Brandonthevike on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    @desanc Joe Webb is going to get a look at WR on sunday, per 1500espn.com

  46. By Brandonthevike on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    Also, Saying Ponder is a “joke” this early in his career is absurd. He’s a rookie, who has made some pretty amazing plays. Sure, he has some rookie mistakes, but that’s to be expected. He is unbelievable out of the pocket, and once we actually get a decent O-line, I think he’ll become a very good NFL quarterback.

  47. By PURPLEBLOOD on Nov 30, 2011 | Reply

    Bring DEL RIO HOME PLEASE ! ponder’s joke that shytt aint funny !

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