Eden Prairie, MN (October 4, 2012) – WR/KR Percy Harvin has been named the Special Teams Player of the Month for September. It is the first time in Vikings history a return specialist has earned the award. In his 4th season from Florida, Harvin leads the NFL with a 38.3 kick return average and recorded the longest play in Vikings history with a 105-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Detroit (9/30/12). Harvin has returned 9 kickoffs for 345 yards during the Vikings 3-1 month of September. The Pro Bowl return specialist has 5 career kick return TDs and only Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has more (6) during the first 4 years of his career.
This is Harvin’s first career Player of the Month Award. P Chris Kluwe last won the award in September of 2005.