Quarterback David Garrard of the Jacksonville Jaguars and running back Fred Taylor of the Jacksonville Jaguars are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on December 13 - 17, the NFL announced today.
David Garrard completed 17 of 33 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars' 29 – 22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fred Taylor had 25 carries for 147 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' 29 – 22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Garrard and Taylor were selected from among finalists in air and ground categories. The other FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week finalists were quarterbacks DREW BREES of the New Orleans Saints and CLEO LEMON of the Miami Dolphins, while running backs JAMAL LEWIS of the Cleveland Browns and CLINTON PORTIS of the Washington Redskins were the other finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for the local community. Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Wolfson Children's Hospital (Baptist), the children's hospital in the winning market, a check for $10,000.
The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, 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 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.