Cordarrelle Patterson to Pro Bowl

Updated: January 3, 2014, 11:42 AM ET news services

Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has been added to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist, the team announced Friday.


Patterson will replace the Steelers' Antonio Brown, who was voted to the game at two different positions. Brown, however, will still play wide receiver, as he got more votes at that position.

Patterson is a candidate for offensive rookie of the year after becoming the first NFL player to record four receiving, three rushing and two kick returns in a season. He added 469 receiving yards and 158 rushing yards. He also averaged 32.4 yards per kickoff return, third highest in league history since the 1970 merger.

The game will be played Jan. 26.


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