The NFL announced that quarterbacks Drew Brees (New Orleans), Joe Flacco (Baltimore) and Tony Romo (Dallas) are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on September 10-14, while running backs Julius Jones (Seattle) Thomas Jones (NY Jets) and Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans can vote for one player in each category here from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA — a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children — by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and street signage to traffic barriers and educational training.
For a second season, fans can tune into the “FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown” posted exclusively on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show examines the nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive video highlights and expert analysis. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Marshall Faulk host the weekly five-minute show.
As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance while delivering safe kids off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements through its 10-year partnership with Safe Kids USA.
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