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Vikings’ LB Kendricks Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

By Vikings – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings’ second-year linebacker Eric Kendricks has been recognized for his stellar performance against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.

On Wednesday, the team announced Kendricks is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after getting his first career interception and returning it 77 yards for his first career touchdown.

Kendricks also posted seven tackles (with five being solo tackles), including one tackle for a loss.

Defensive end Danielle Hunter also returned a fumble for a touchdown during the game – marking the sixth time in team history the Vikings scored on an interception return and fumble return in the same game.

Kendricks earned the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month last October and was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team last season.

Kendricks is the eighth different Vikings player to earn the player of the week honor under head coach Mike Zimmer.

Source:: CBS Minnesota

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