Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year, defeating Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens.
McCoy rushed for a league-high 17 touchdowns and added three through the air, breaking a 66-year old franchise record for touchdowns in a single season. He rushed for 1309 yards, the fourth best total in the NFL, and added 4.8 yards per rush. He also led the league with 84 rushes for a first down.
“I want to thank my teammates, fans, and friends. The fans they vote each week and each year for this award. For me to achieve this award is something special to me,” McCoy said. “Over a million fans voted for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year and I just wanted to thank them. Also, I want to thank FedEx because they’re donating $25,000 in my name to Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley. Once again, I appreciate this, and thank you.”
McCoy became the first Eagles quarterback or running back to win the FedEx Air or Ground Player of the Year. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the FedEx Air award, the third time in the last four seasons he has captured the award.