The NFL announced today that running backs Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos and DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.
Fans can vote for Foster at NFL.com/FedEx 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 NFL.com.
Foster ran for 124 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the Texans' 30-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. It was his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and fourth overall this season.
Denver's McGahee had 20 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns, while Dallas' Murray had 22 carries for 139 yards.
The AFC Player of the Month in October, Foster has yet to win the FedEx Ground award this season despite being a finalist after Weeks 4 and 7. Texans running back Ben Tate also received a FedEx nomination after Week 1. The award is decided solely by fan votes.
As part of the Air & Ground program, 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.