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|Vikings' Harvin Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Percy Harvin has used his versatility and intelligence to win The Associated Press 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver/kick returner has run away with the balloting the same way he outran defenses and special teams this season. Harvin had 41 votes Wednesday from the nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league.
Baltimore tackle Michael Oher was second with six votes.
A first-round draft pick, 22nd overall out of Florida, Harvin had 60 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns; rushed 15 times for 135 yards; and returned 42 kickoffs for 1,156 yards (27.5 per) and two touchdowns, one covering 101 yards.
He tied with the Colts' Austin Collie for most catches by a rookie.
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