Percy Harvin life and biography

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Percy Harvin biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chesapeake, Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Percy Harvin is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (15/7, 2/1). Total- 15/7, 2/1.

• Earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and was tabbed as a Pro Bowler in 2009.
• Set Vikings record with a pair of kickoff return TDs in 2009 and set team mark for combined yards with 2,081.

OFF THE FIELD
Participated in community events with teammates throughout his rookie season...Majored in social and behavioral sciences...Member of the UF Leadership Committee.

PRO
Became the 6th Viking to win Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year and was honored as Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year...Became 1st Viking to return a pair of kickoffs for TDs in a season or career....Named to Pro Bowl as a return man...Named NFL Rookie of the Month and NFC Special Teams Player of the Week during the 2009 campaign..Selected #22 overall in 2009 by the Vikings, the 4th WR selected in the Draft...Is the 1st Florida Gator drafted in the 1st round by the Vikings and the 5th WR drafted in the 1st round by the club in franchise history.

2009
Had one of the most impressive debuts in team history...Became the 2nd Viking to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in the past 3 seasons...Part of a 10-player Vikings Pro Bowl group that tied the team record for most honorees in a season, earning a spot as a return man...Named NFL Rookie of the Month in November and NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for performance vs. San Francisco (9/27) when he had a 101-yard kickoff return TD, tied for the 2nd-longest in Vikings history...Returned 2nd kickoff of season for a TD at Pittsburgh (10/25) on an 88-yard return...Posted 2nd-most receptions by a rookie team team history with 60, trailing Randy Moss’ 69 in 1998...Set team record as 1st player to return 2 kickoffs for TDs in a season or career...Established team record with 2,081 combined yards (rushing, receiving, returning), breaking the previous mark of 2,051 by Herschel Walker in 1990...Averaged 138.7 total yards per game...Caught 1st TD of his career, and Brett Favre’s 1st TD pass as a Viking, in season opener at Cleveland (9/13) on a 6-yard pass...Set Vikings record by scoring in the opening 3 games of his career...Tied for NFL lead among rookies in recpetions (60) and receiving yards (790)...Had 1st career 100-yard receiving game vs. Chicago (11/29)...Led NFL rookie non-kickers with 48 points...Ranked 2nd on team in receptions and receiving yards...Caught season-long 51-yard TD pass from Favre at Green Bay (10/5)...Played in both post-season games, starting NFC Championship Game at New Orleans (1/24/10).

COLLEGE

Helped Florida win 2 BCS National Championships in his 3 seasons in Gainesville...Saw action in 36 games with 26 starts...Set Florida records for most career yards rushing by a WR (1,852) and the most rushing yards in a season by a WR (858 yards in 2007)...Had 6 games with 100+ rushing yards and 6 games with 100+ receiving yards in his career...Had 32 TDs (19 rushing, 13 receiving) in 3 seasons...Earned All-America and All-SEC recognition all 3 years at Florida...2008 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team selection as a specialist...2007 Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist and Sporting News 1st-team All-American...2006 AP SEC Freshman of the Year...2006 Freshman All-American...Played in 12 games, with 11 starts on the season, earning 2nd-team All-America honors and 1st-team All-SEC honors as a junior...Scored a TD in each of the last 15 UF games he played in, a streak that led the nation...A 2nd-team All-SEC selection in 2007 by the AP and coaches...Earned 1st-team All-SEC by the AP as an all-purpose player...Finished the season ranked 2nd on the team in rushing with 764 yards and led UF with 56 receptions...Had a career-high 165 yards rushing and more than 200 yards total offense against Michigan in the Capital One Bowl...Saw action in 13 games with 5 starts as a true freshman...Chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches and the AP...2006 SEC Championship Game MVP after rushing for a season-high 105 yards with 2 TDs and had 62 yards receiving.

Considered the nation’s top WR prospect at Landstown High in Virginia Beach, VA...Parade All-America as a senior...Selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Game...Is the only athlete in Virginia history to claim 5 gold medals at the state track meet...Finished his prep career with 75 catches for 1,313 yards with 14 TD receptions...Offensive Player of the Year in the Beach District and Eastern Region in 2004...Captain of varsity basketball and football teams.


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