Kurt Warner Named FedEx Air Player of the Week


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CARDINALS QB KURT WARNER & VIKINGS RB ADRIAN PETERSON


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Players’ Cities Each Receive $1,000 Donation For Local Safe Kids Efforts

Quarterback KURT WARNER of the Arizona Cardinals and running back ADRIAN PETERSON of the Minnesota Vikings are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on November 2 – 3, the NFL announced today.

Kurt Warner threw two touchdowns and passed for 342 yards completing 23 of 34 passing attempts in the Cardinals’ 34 – 13 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Adrian Peterson totaled 139 yards on the ground and one touchdown on 25 attempts as the Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 28 – 21.

Warner and Peterson were selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks JEFF GARCIA of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DONOVAN MC NABB of the Philadelphia Eagles, and running backs BRANDON JACOBS of the New York Giants and RAY RICE of the Baltimore Ravens.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $1,000 donation in the winning players’ names to the local Safe Kids USA coalitions in Phoenix and Minneapolis to support pedestrian safety efforts. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children. This season, FedEx plans to surpass the $1 million mark in terms of charity donations they have made to deliver safe kids through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards program.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII, FedEx plans to announce the 2008 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in Tampa Bay. FedEx will also make a special delivery for the Tampa Safe Kids chapter, as well as make a special donation in the winning players’ names to Safe Kids USA.

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, delivering safer kids in the process. With thousands of trucks out on the roads each day, FedEx is committed to improving pedestrian safety for children, by funding education programs and environmental improvements, from signage and crosswalks to pedestrian walkways near schools and playgrounds.

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2008 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

AIR

GROUND

Wk 1

Donovan McNabb, PHI

Michael Turner, ATL

Wk 2

Aaron Rodgers, GB

Darren McFadden, OAK

Wk 3

Philip Rivers, SD

Ronnie Brown, MIA

Wk 4

Brett Favre, NYJ

Larry Johnson, KC

Wk 5

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

Clinton Portis, WAS

Wk 6

Philip Rivers, SD

Maurice Jones-Drew, JAX

Wk 7

Trent Edwards, BUF

Clinton Portis, WAS

Wk 8

Drew Brees, NO

Clinton Portis, WAS

Wk 9

Kurt Warner, ARI

Adrian Peterson, MIN

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