Cordarrelle Patterson reaches notable career achievement not seen since NFL merger
Cordarrelle Patterson has developed into one of the more versatile players in the NFL, and on Sunday, he reached a notable career achievement in that area.
Patterson scored on a 3-yard run for the Atlanta Falcons against the Miami Dolphins, and that score helped Patterson became the first player with 10+ career rushing TDs, 10+ career receiving TDs, and 5+ career kickoff return TDs since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970.
The former Tennessee star is in his first season with the Atlanta Falcons after he previously played for the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders.
The all-purpose talent is nothing new for Patterson, who earned First-Team All-SEC honors as an all-purpose player after setting a school-record 1,858 all-purpose yards in 12 games (12 starts) for the Vols, per his Falcons’ bio.
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With today’s rushing score, CP became the first player with 10+ career rushing TDs, 10+ career receiving TDs, and 5+ career kickoff return TDs since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970.#NFLVols ➡️ https://t.co/D5aqVQPUKZ pic.twitter.com/vOiT4aDov6
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 24, 2021