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Young, Johnson Nominated For FedEx Air & Ground Awards


Quarterbacks DAVID GARRARDof the Jacksonville Jaguars, SHAUN HILLof the Detroit Lions and VINCE YOUNGof the Tennessee Titans are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 10-11, while running backs MATT FORTEof the Chicago Bears, CHRIS JOHNSONof the Tennessee Titans and RAY RICEof the Baltimore Ravens are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on 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  New this year, fans will be able to keep tabs on the achievements of their favorite Air & Ground players (and others) with the NFL Milestone Tracker, presented by FedEx.

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 by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of 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 safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.

A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:

Jacksonville's DAVID GARRARD led the Jaguars to a 36 – 26 win over the Buffalo Bills completing 16 of 20 passes for 178 yards and throwing three touchdowns with only one interception.

Detroit's SHAUN HILL completed 21 of 32 passes for 227 yards including three touchdowns in leading the Lions to a 44-6 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Tennessee's VINCE YOUNG led the Titans to a 34-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys completing 12 of 25 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:

Chicago's MATT FORTE rushed 22 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 23 – 6 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Tennessee's CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns over 19 carries in the Titans' 34 – 27 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Baltimore's RAY RICE rushed 27 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 31 – 17 win over the Denver Broncos.

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 among the league's top-performing quarterbacks and running backs. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements in local communities, donating more than $13 million to  Safe Kids Worldwide since 2000. Follow FedEx on **Facebook*, *YouTube* and Twitter *@FedExDelivers* and track the conversation at #FedExNFL.*

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