FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, announced for the 15th season that the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week and Players of the Year Awards will return, the company said.
This announcement follows the company´s extension in April of its long-running sponsorship with the NFL. The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week fan-voting program, highlights the week´s best quarterback and running back performances with monetary awards going to the USO, a military support organization dedicated to connecting service members and their families to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.
New this year, 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as the primary voice of the program.
Each week during the 2017 NFL season, the top performances by one quarterback and one running back will be voted on by fans to garner the title of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. As part of the FedEx Cares program, a USD 2,000 donation will be given to the USO in each of the winners´ names. These weekly donations assist USO programs that keep service members connected as they depart the military and find a new path in civilian life.
Following Monday Night Football, three quarterbacks and three running backs who display the best passing and rushing performances will be nominated each week on NFL.com. Fans will have until Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET to cast their vote for the FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week Awards at nfl.com/fedex.
Fans can also vote for their FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week on Twitter by using #AirandGround and listing their nominees´ last name. The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week winners will be announced each Thursday afternoon prior to Thursday Night Football.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of USD 60 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
The USO strengthens America´s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, visit uso.org.