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2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy Recipient Eric Kendricks earns NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month

Kendricks_VikingsFB2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy winner Eric Kendricks has started out his NFL career with a bang.  He has been awarded NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October.  He had four sacks and 20 combined tackles during just 3 games that month, as the Vikings had a bye in week 5.

Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards said the early success is reinforcement of what evaluators saw out of Kendricks in college, his ability to learn quickly and teammates around him.

“He learns from his mistakes, he does a good job of studying and transferring from the classroom to the field, so we’re glad he is where he is,” Edwards said. “But, we also realize it’s a team sport, and I think he’ll tell you that he’s got a lot of good veterans around him that have helped him and that’s a big part of who we are on defense is everybody working together to accomplish the goals that we set each week.”

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