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Rivers named FedEx Player of the week

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. robdog

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    <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1209/nfl_u_rivers_300.jpg"><img class="alignleft" title="Philip Rivers" src="http://sports.espn.go.com/photo/2007/1209/nfl_u_rivers_300.jpg" alt="" width="242" height="242" /></a><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Quarterback</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">PHILIP RIVERS</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the San Diego Chargers</span></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">and</span></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">running back</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">RONNIE BROWN</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the Miami Dolphins are the</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">FedEx Air &amp; Ground NFL Players of the Week</span></span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;"> for games played on September 21 - 22, the NFL announced today. </span></span>
    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;">Philip Rivers completed 19 of 25 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 48 - 29 win over the New York Jets. Rivers constantly put the Chargers in good field position allowing them to score at least one touchdown every quarter in their first win of the season.</span></span></p>
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    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ronnie Brown scored four rushing touchdowns including a 62-yard fourth-quarter run in the Dolphins' 38 – 13 win over the New England Patriots. Brown totaled 113 yards on 17 carries and also completed a 19-yard touchdown pass.</span></span></p>
    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Rivers and Brown w</span></span><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">ere selected from among six finalists in Air and Ground categories."  The other FedEx Air &amp; Ground NFL Players of the Week finalists were quarterbacks</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">JASON CAMPBELL</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the Washington Redskins and</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">BRIAN GRIESE</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,</span></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">and running backs</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">FRED TAYLOR</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the Jacksonville Jaguars and</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong> <span style="font-family: Arial;">MICHAEL TURNER</span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">of the Atlanta Falcons.</span></span></p>
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    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly</span></span><span lang="en-us"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <span style="font-family: Arial;">FedEx Air &amp; Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards</span></span></strong></span><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;"> 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 San Diego and Miami 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 &amp; Ground NFL Player of the Week Awards program.</span></span></p>
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    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial;">During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII, FedEx plans to announce the 2008 FedEx Air &amp; 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. </span></span></p>
    <p dir="ltr"><span lang="en-us"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;">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.</span></span></p>
     

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