Fresh off his Pro Bowl appearance, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy received another honor on Wednesday. He was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.
The annual competition, in its 9th year, allows fans to vote for their favorite quarterback and running back in the league. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year.
FedEx will donate $25,000 to local area offices of Junior achievement in the Delaware Valley in honor of McCoy’s win. Throughout the year, McCoy was nominated four times for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week and won twice. He was selected from a panel of three finalists for the Ground Player of the Year. Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens were the other two finalists in the running back category.
This year McCoy ran for a league-high 17 touchdowns. He ranked fourth in the NFL for rushing yards with 1309 and averaged 4.8 yards per attempt. He also led the NFL with 84 first down runs. His 17 rushing touchdowns and 20 overall broke an Eagles records that was set back in 1945.