FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Michael Turner is a finalist for the FedEx Ground NFL player of the week.
Fans can vote for the winner through Friday at 3 p.m. CLICK HERE! The winner will be announced on the NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
Turner, who ran for 114 yards and had a huge 61-yard fourth-quarter scamper, is up against Tampa Bay’s LeGarrette Blount and Buffalo’s Fred Jackson.
Blount had 13 carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs’ 24-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jackson had two touchdowns and 117 yards on just 15 carries to help the Bills defeat the Oakland Raiders, 38-35.
FedEx will support education efforts at Junior Achievement by making weekly $2,000 donations in the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Junior Achievement area offices in that team’s city or state, is used to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to start and grow their own small businesses.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog