The NFL announced today that QB Brett Favre has been named the FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week for games played on October 4-5. Favre completed 24 of 31 passes against the Packers on Monday night for 271 yards and 3 TDs.
Joining Favre as a winner of FedEx’s weekly award was Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall, who was named FedEx Ground NFL Player of the week. Mendenhall carried the ball 29 times for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Steelers 38-28 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Favre and Mendenhall were selected from among 6 finalists in Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were QBs David Garrard and Peyton Manning and RBs Ronnie Brown and Matt Forte.
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 coalitions in Minneapolis and Pittsburgh to support pedestrian safety improvements. Safe Kids USA is a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children.
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