Minnesota's Harvin named rookie of year

Updated: February 5, 2010, 3:03 AM ET
Associated Press

Percy Harvin won Pepsi's NFL rookie of the year award on Thursday. Travel complications kept the Vikings receiver and returner from arriving in South Florida to get the trophy.

More than 1.5 million fan votes were submitted in the contest on NFL.com. Earlier this season, Harvin won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Other finalists for the rookie honor included Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, the AP's Defensive Rookie of the Year this season.

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