Patterson named Rookie of the Month, 5 Vikings make NFC North team


Cordarrelle Patterson's rookie season is over, but the awards keep finding a way to his trophy case.

We're not sure he has a trophy case, but if he does he'll place his NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month award in it, which league awarded him with for his outstanding play in December.

Patterson became the first player in 30-years to finish a single month with three rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns. The last player to do so was former Vikings and 49ers running back Roger Craig, according to Pro Football Talk.

Patterson still getting a lot of love in Tennessee, where he played one season of college football before being drafted by the Vikings. 79 percent of voters on a poll at think Patterson should be named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. As we noted earlier this week, Patterson is up against some stiff competition. notes that Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin and Randy Moss are the only other Vikings to win the award.

Patterson also joins five Vikings on the All-NFC North team for the 2013 season, which was released today, according to ESPN.

Patterson made the team as a return specialist. He led the NFL averaging 32.4 yards per kick return. Running back Adrian Peterson, left tackle Matt Kalil, right tackle Phil Loadholt and defensive end Brian Robison also made the team.

NFL Network's Dave Dameshek had nine Vikings on the All-NFC North team in his summer of 2013 predictions.

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