Brett Favre Voted FedEx Air Player Of The Year

Packers QB Brett Favre and Jaguars RB Fred Taylor were named the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year. In honor of the winners’ great play, FedEx will donate $25,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation and Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Baptist), the local children’s hospitals in each player’s market. - More | Photos | Watch Video

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Winners Selected Through Fan Vote on NFL.com

Phoenix, AZ - FedEx and the NFL Wednesday announced the winners of the fifth annual FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR AWARD at a press conference in Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLII.

**Quarterback BRETT FAVRE of the Green Bay Packers was named the FedEx Express NFL Player of the Year.

Running back FRED TAYLOR of the Jacksonville Jaguars was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.

In honor of the winners' great play, FedEx will donate $25,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation and Wolfson Children's Hospital (Baptist), the local children's hospitals in each player's market. In addition, Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation in Arizona will receive a $25,000 donation during the week of Super Bowl XLII.

For the fourth season in a row, the Air & Ground program was a win for the local community. This season, the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week awards included $5,000 donations to the local children's hospital in the two winners' markets. That means that FedEx has delivered nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Program, bringing the four-season total to nearly $100,000.

Favre led the Packers to a 13-3 record and to the number two seed in the NFC. Favre completed 66.5 percent of his passes (356 of 535) for 4,155 yards (fourth in the league), and threw 28 touchdown passes. In 2007, Favre passed John Elway (148) for the most wins by a quarterback with 160, passed Dan Marino (420) for most career touchdown passes with 442, and passed Marino (62) for the most career games with three-or-more touchdowns passes with 63 career games. Favre also eclipsed the all-time career passing yards mark set by Marino (61,361) with 61,655. His 82-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings against Denver on 10/29 was the second-longest overtime touchdown in NFL history, tying Tom Brady and Troy Brown on 10/19/03. Favre was nominated for six FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week awards in 2007, winning five times.

Taylor led the Jaguars to an 11-5 record and the number five seed in the AFC by rushing for 1,202 yards (fifth in the AFC, ninth in the league) over only 223 carries (5.4 average) and scoring five touchdowns. Taylor helped the Jaguars finish strong by finishing his season with five 100 yard games in Weeks 12 - 16, with one of his best performances coming at Pittsburgh rushing for 147 yards over 25 carries and scoring one touchdown to beat the Steelers 29 - 22. This year, Taylor became the 21st running back in history with 10,000 yards rushing (10,715). He also made nine receptions for 58 yards. Taylor was nominated for two FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards in 2007, winning once.

Favre and Taylor were selected from among six finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Year finalists were New England Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY and Dallas Cowboys quarterback TONY ROMO. Minnesota Vikings running back ADRIAN PETERSON and San Diego Chargers running back LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON were finalists for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.

More than 1,000,000 fan votes were cast at NFL.com from Tuesday, January 8th through Wednesday, January 23th. After tabulating this season's fan voting the six finalists were chosen by a panel of NFL experts.

Last year, New Orleans Saints QB DREW BREES and San Diego Chargers RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON were named the 2006 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year. Bengals QB CARSON PALMER and Seattle Seahawks RB SHAUN ALEXANDER were named the 2005 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year. Colts QB PEYTON MANNING and New York Jets RB CURTIS MARTIN were named the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in 2004. Manning was also the winner of the 2003 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year Award, along with Green Bay Packers RB AHMAN GREEN.

About FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $34 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.

FedEx, the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply-chain management services, is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Through the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Awards, FedEx recognizes those NFL players who represent the same speed, precision and teamwork that their customers have come to expect from the full range of FedEx air, ground, freight and international shipping services.

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2007 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Wk 1

Tony Romo, DAL. - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children

Chris Brown, TEN. - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Wk 2

Derek Anderson, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Jamal Lewis, CLE. - Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Wk 3

Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Brian Westbrook, PHI. - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Wk 4

Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Justin Fargas, OAK. - Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland

Wk 5

Philip Rivers, SD. - Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

Michael Turner, SD. - Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 6

Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston

Adrian Peterson, MIN. - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview

Wk 7

Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston

Kenny Watson, CIN. - Children's Hospital of Cincinnati

Wk 8

Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Willie Parker, PIT. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Wk 9

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Adrian Peterson, MIN. - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview

Wk 10

Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Ryan Grant, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Wk 11

Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston

Chester Taylor, MIN. - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, Fairview

Wk 12

Brett Favre, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Frank Gore, SF. - UCSF Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 13

Tony Romo, DAL. - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children

LaDainian Tomlinson, SD. - Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

Wk 14

Matt Hasselbeck, SEA. - Children's Hospital Foundation

Ryan Grant, GB. - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Wk 15

David Garrard, JAX. - Wolfson Children's Hospital (Baptist)

Fred Taylor, JAX. - Wolfson Children's Hospital (Baptist)

Wk 16

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT. - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Brandon Jacobs, NYG. - Weill Cornell College of Cornell, Komansky Center for Children's Health

Wk 17

Tom Brady, NE. - Children's Hospital of Boston

Clinton Portis, WAS. - Children's National Medical Center

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