Harvin Wins Rookie of the Year

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's Percy Harvin says The
Associated Press 2009 Offensive Rookie of the Year award is a
"tremendous honor" but insists a season with less than a Super
Bowl trophy would still be a "failure."

The AP announced the award Wednesday. Harvin told reporters by
phone he's pleased, but focused instead on the playoffs.

Harvin was the fourth wide receiver taken in last year's draft,
the 22nd overall pick out of Florida. He was a runaway winner with
41 of 50 votes from a nationwide panel of sports writers and
broadcasters who cover the league.

Harvin had 60 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns and
rushed 15 times for 135 yards. He also took back 42 kickoffs for an
average of 27.5 yards per return and two touchdowns.

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