RB Ryan Grant Selected As FedEx Ground NFL Player Of The Week

Packers RB Ryan Grant is the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced Friday. Grant tallied 145 yards and one touchdown as the Packers defeated the division-rival Chicago Bears 37-3.


Players' Cities Each Receive $1,000 Donation For Local Safe Kids Efforts

Quarterback KURT WARNER of the Arizona Cardinals and running back RYAN GRANT of the Green Bay Packers are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 13 - 17, the NFL announced Friday.

Kurt Warner completed 32 of 44 attempts for 395 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 26 - 20 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Ryan Grant tallied 145 yards and one touchdown as the Packers defeated division rival Chicago Bears 37 - 3.

Warner and Grant were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks KERRY COLLINS of the Tennessee Titans and PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts, and running backs WILLIE PARKER of the Pittsburgh Steelers and DE ANGELO WILLIAMS of the Carolina Panthers.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $1,000 donation in the winning players' names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in Phoenix and Green Bay to support pedestrian safety efforts. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children. This season, FedEx plans to surpass the $1 million mark in terms of charity donations they have made to deliver safe kids through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards program.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII, FedEx plans to announce the 2008 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in Tampa Bay. FedEx will also make a special delivery for the Tampa Safe Kids chapter, as well as make a special donation in the winning players' names to Safe Kids USA.

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 and 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, delivering safer kids in the process. With thousands of trucks out on the roads each day, FedEx is committed to improving pedestrian safety for children, by funding education programs and environmental improvements, from signage and crosswalks to pedestrian walkways near schools and playgrounds.


Wk 1

Donovan McNabb, PHI

Michael Turner, ATL

Wk 2

Aaron Rodgers, GB

Darren McFadden, OAK

Wk 3

Philip Rivers, SD

Ronnie Brown, MIA

Wk 4

Brett Favre, NYJ

Larry Johnson, KC

Wk 5

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

Clinton Portis, WAS

Wk 6

Philip Rivers, SD

Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX

Wk 7

Trent Edwards, BUF

Clinton Portis, WAS

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Drew Brees, NO

Clinton Portis, WAS

Wk 9

Kurt Warner, ARI

Adrian Peterson, MIN

Wk 10

Jay Cutler, DEN

Adrian Peterson, MIN

Wk 11

Kurt Warner, ARI

Ryan Grant, GB

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