Tomlinson up for FedEx Ground award

San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is a finalist for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.

Running backs Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks, Edgerrin James of the Indianapolis Colts and LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers are the finalists for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced today.

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

• Seattle's Shaun Alexander carried 22 times for 141 yards and four touchdowns in the Seahawks' 42-10 victory over the Houston Texans. Alexander scored on runs of one, four, five and 23 yards.

• Indianapolis' Edgerrin James ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in the Colts' 45-28 victory over the St. Louis Rams. James scored on touchdown runs of one, one and eight yards.

• San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson carried 31 times for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' 27-14 victory over the AFC West-rival Oakland Raiders. Tomlinson added a 35-yard touchdown reception and four-yard touchdown pass.

Fans can vote for one player on NFL.com from Tuesday morning through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday afternoon on NFL.com.

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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