Redskins’ Peterson voted FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 18:17:58-04

Quarterback Alex Smith hands the ball off to Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has been voted FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s Week 3 win against the Green Bay Packers.

The weekly honor is Peterson’s first of the season and the 19th of his career following one or more selections in 2007 (two), 2008 (three), 2009 (two), 2010 (one), 2011 (one), 2012 (three), 2013 (three), 2015 (two) and 2017 (one). He becomes the first Redskins running back to receive the award since 2016 and now has earned it while playing for three different organizations (Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals).

Peterson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 19 attempts (6.3 avg.) to help lift the Redskins to a 31-17 win over the Packers at FedExField last Sunday.

Adrian Peterson of the Washington Redskins celebrates. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

He joins running backs Clinton Portis (four), Alfred Morris (one), Matt Jones (one) and Robert Kelley (one) as the only players in team history to earn the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honor since the award’s inception in 2003.

FedEx is proud to recognize quarterbacks and running backs that stand out on the field and deliver for their team. By winning the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award, these players are also delivering for their communities. A $2,000 donation will be made to the USO in the names of each winner through FedEx Cares. During the 2018-2019 NFL season, FedEx Cares will donate a total of $200,000 through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Awards Program to support USO Pathfinder and other programs that help service members transition back to civilian life.