Texans running back Arian Foster has been selected as the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Foster gained 102 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Texans' 34-31 overtime victory against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. He was selected for the honor by fan votes on NFL.com.
Foster was selected from among three finalists. The other FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists were running backs BenJarvus Green-Ellis of the Cincinnati Bengals and Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams.
Fans voted for more than just FOster. The weekly FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week Award is also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in Foster's name to the local area offices of Junior Achievement in Houston. The funding is used to help U.S. small business development, by educating the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses.
During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, FedEx plans to announce the 2012 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year in New Orleans, as well as make a $25,000 donation in each winning player's name to Junior Achievement offices in the their city.