Former Florida Gators wide receiver and Minnesota Vikings first-year player Percy Harvin has won Pepsi’s 2009 NFL Rookie of the Year award as voted by the fans.
Harvin, who was drafted No. 22 overall in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and totaled a single-season team record 2,081 combined yards in 2009, finished with 60 receptions, 790 receiving yards and six touchdowns as well as 1,156 return yards, two return touchdowns and 135 yards rushing on 15 attempts.
He also took home the Associated Press‘ 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and was named as the NFC’s kickoff return specialist for the 2009 Pro Bowl. Harvin is the second Viking to win the award in three seasons (Adrian Peterson, 2007).