NASHVILLE – Titans running back Derrick Henry has been named one of the finalists for the 2020 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year award.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Saints running back Alvin Kamara are the other two finalists.
In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LV, fans have the chance to cast their vote for Henry for the award. Today through February 2 at 2 p.m. CST fans can cast their vote for each category at nfl.com/fedex or via a Twitter poll on the @NFL official handle.
Henry led the NFL with 2,027 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns in 2020 and became the eighth player in league annals to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season. Henry became the first player in NFL history to record three games with at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a single season. Henry, who led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards and was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year in 2019, is the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson (2006-07) to lead the league in rushing yards in consecutive seasons.
For 18 years, FedEx has recognized the NFL quarterbacks and running backs delivering the best performances for their fans and teammates each season.
Quarterbacks Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) and Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) are the finalists for the 2020 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year honors.
As part of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year program, FedEx will donate $20,000 to Direct Relief in the name of each of the winning players. The $40,000 donation will help deliver emergency medical backpacks to local community clinics and health centers throughout the U.S. and in the cities that the winning players play in. Each backpack will support up to 500 people in the community.
Throughout the 2020 season, FedEx made weekly $2,000 donations to Direct Relief in the names of the weekly winning players to help support local community clinics and health centers in local NFL communities.
Henry won the weekly award five times during the season (Weeks 6, 11, 12, 14 and 15).
FedEx will announce the 2020 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year winners at NFL Honors during a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl LV, from 8-10 PM on CBS.
For more information, visit nfl.com/fedex or follow the conversation on Twitter at @NFL.