Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson Sets NFL Record with 109-Yard TD on Kickoff

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

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The Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round of the 2013 NFL draft to get receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. That pick looks pretty good after the rookie just set the NFL record for the longest kickoff return ever by taking the opening kickoff back 109 yards for the touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

Here's another look at the play:

Patterson broke the previous record of 108 yards, which was most recently done by Jacoby Jones in Super Bowl XLVII. ESPN Stats & Info provides the stat:

The rookie tied Antonio Cromartie's record for the longest play in NFL history. Cromartie returned a missed field goal 109 yards back in 2007, which also took place in Minnesota.