Monday, December 29, 2014

Fwd: Miller nominated for FedEx Ground player of week

Hi Dave,


I wanted to let you know that the Dolphins Lamar Miller was nominated for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for his gutsy performance against the New York Jets (tallied 178 rushing yards on 19 carries (9.4 avg.) and added a 97-yard touchdown run). This is Miller's first nomination of the year. We'd love for you could encourage your readers to go to to vote. If Miller wins, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation to Miami's local chapter of the American Red Cross.


You'll find a list of nominees below:


Air Nominees

·         New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating in the Jets' 37-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.


·         Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns for a 107.6 passer rating in the Ravens' 20-10 win against the Cleveland Browns.


·         Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns in an AFC North-clinching 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.


Ground Nominees

·         San Francisco running back Frank Gore had 25 carries for 144 yards in the 49ers' 20-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals.


·         Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller tallied 178 rushing yards on 19 carries (9.4 avg.) and added a 97-yard touchdown run in Miami's game against the New York Jets.


·         Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray tallied 100 rushing yards on 20 carries (5.0 avg.) and added a touchdown in the Cowboys' 44-17 win against the Washington Redskins.


Every Monday night, following the Monday Night football game, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans may visit to cast votes for their favorite players nominated that week. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon and award a $2,000 donation in each player's name to their teams' local area chapters of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.


I'll send you a note if Miller gets enough fan votes to take home the Ground Player of the Week award, but make sure your readers are using #AirandGround to spread the word!


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