RECORDS & AWARDS
Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson Named 2012 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year at &ldq
February 2, 2013Richmond High School
NEW ORLEANS, (February 2, 2013) – NFL fans have spoken, selecting Denver Broncos quarterback PEYTON MANNING and Minnesota Vikings running back ADRIAN PETERSON as the FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR. The 10th annual awards, announced during the “2nd annual NFL Honors” show tonight in New Orleans, are a culmination of weekly awards presented by FedEx (NYSE: FDX) throughout the NFL season that gives football fans the ability to honor stand-out quarterback and running back performances each week while earning charitable donations for the winning players’ cities.
Manning and Peterson were selected from a panel of three finalists in each of their respective Air and Ground categories. The other FedEx Air NFL Players of the Year finalists were quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriotsand AARON RODGERS of the Green Bay Packers, while the FedEx Ground NFL Players of the Year finalists included running backs MARSHAWN LYNCH of the Seattle Seahawks and ALFRED MORRIS of the Washington Redskins.
In honor of the winners’ outstanding play, FedEx is donating $50,000 to the Junior Achievement USA offices in Denver and Minneapolis-- $25,000 in each player’s market – designated to help educate the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own businesses. In addition, as part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx made weekly donations of $2,000 to Junior Achievement in each of the winning players’ names.
FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Former winners of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year Award include:
As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx is proud to sponsor the 10th annual Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program. The awards highlight superior on-field performance among the league’s top-performing quarterbacks and running backs, while supporting small business efforts and providing business solutions that matter to fans and customers alike. Follow FedEx on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter via @FedEx.