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Foster nominated for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week


The NFL announced today that running back Arian Fosterhas been nominated for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors for his performance in Monday night's matchup against the New York Jets. Foster had 29 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown as the Texans improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win over the Jets.

Fans can vote for Foster on from 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday through 2 p.m. CT on Friday to determine the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

Other nominees for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award include Jets running back Ahmad Bradshaw and Patriots running back Stevan Ridley.

As part of the FedEx Air & Ground program and its commitment to small business owners, FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players' names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team's city or state, 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.

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