Tomlinson up for FEDEX Ground Player of the Week

San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is one of three finalists for FEDEX Ground Player of the Week. His competition is Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander and Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown.

Fans can vote for the winners on

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

• San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 192 yards on 21 carries, scoring on touchdown runs of one, three and five yards in the Chargers' 45-23 victory over the New York Giants. Tomlinson also threw a 26-yard touchdown.
• Seattle's Shaun Alexander carried 22 times for 140 yards and four touchdowns in the Seahawks' 37-12 victory over the NFC West-rival Arizona Cardinals. Alexander scored on three one-yard runs and a 25-yarder.
• Miami's Ronnie Brown ran for 132 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries in the Dolphins' 27-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Brown scored on a one-yard run and had a long run of 58 yards.

Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. For the second season in a row, the weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are a win for the local community. Along with the award, FedEx will donate $5,000 every week to the local children's hospital in each winning market. The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at this year's Super Bowl, will be awarded $25,000 each. That means that FedEx will deliver nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award winners.

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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