By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been named a Second Team All-Pro by The Associated Press after a stellar performance during his rookie season.

It makes him the only rookie to be tabbed a First or Second Team All-Pro this season. He’s also the first Vikings rookie to get the honor since Cordarrelle Patterson was selected to the First Team All-Pro as a kick returner in 2013.

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Jefferson, who was the fifth wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, had a record-setting season in 2020. Most notably, he broke the 18-year, Super Bowl-era rookie record for receiving yards, 1,400. He also set Vikings rookie records for receiving yards, receptions (88), and 100-yard games (7). The performance passed the marks set by Hall of Famer Randy Moss during his 1998 rookie season.

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Jefferson’s receiving yards ranked third among all NFL wide receivers during the regular season.

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In December, Jefferson joined Randy Moss (1998) and Sammy White (1976) as the only Vikings rookie wide receivers to be named to the Pro Bowl in their first seasons.