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Patterson sets NFL record with 109-yard return

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Oct 28 2013 11:10AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has set the NFL record for longest kickoff return, a 109-yard touchdown to start the game against Green Bay.

 

Patterson was as far back as he could be in the end zone when he caught the opening kick from Tim Masthay on Sunday night. He took the ball straight up the middle and slipped through the coverage so fast only one Packers player, Micah Hyde, had a legitimate chance to tackle him.

 

Three players shared the previous record of 108 yards: Ellis Hobbs for New England in 2007, Randall Cobb for Green Bay in 2011, and Jacoby Jones for Baltimore in 2012.

 

This was Patterson's second kickoff return touchdown of the season.

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10/28/2013 11:12AM
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