To little surprise, Vikings receiver and kick returner Percy Harvin has been named the Associated Press offensive rookie of the year.
Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Harvin picked up 41 of 50 votes. Six votes went to Ravens tackle Michael Oher.
The other three votes were shared by Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, and Steelers receiver Mike Wallace.
Somewhat surprisingly, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez received none.
Harvin has battled a shoulder injury and a series of migraine headaches during his first NFL season. He finished the year with 60 catches for 790 yards and six touchdowns, and he returned two kickoffs for scores.
With 135 yards rushing, Harvin broke the franchise’s single-season record for all-purpose yards, with 2,081.
Asked earlier in the week about the possibility of winning the award, Harvin expressed the kind of maturity that many rookies don’t possess. “I’ve always said since the beginning of the year to win that award and not win the championship is a failure,” Harvin told the Star Tribune.
It’s been a good few days for Harvins. On Monday, he was added to the Pro Bowl roster as a kick returner.
He’s the sixth Vikings player to win the award, joining Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Sammy White, Chuck Foreman, and Paul Flatley.
And now Harvin is hoping to be the first of those seven men to couple that award with a Super Bowl title.