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LeSean McCoy named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Well deserved award for the Eagles star running back.

Rich Schultz

LeSean McCoy has been awarded as the NFL's FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 14.

McCoy rushed for 217 yards on 29 carries; a whopping 7.5 average yards per carry. He finished with 2 vital touchdowns and a longest run of 57 yards on the day. McCoy did all of this in the snowy blizzard that took place during the game. Shady's 217 yards set a single game franchise record. Pro Football Hall of Famer running back Steve Van Buren previously held the team's record with 205 yards in a single game. In honor of McCoy's impressive performance, his gear was requested by the Hall of Fame and sent to where it resides in Canton, Ohio.

McCoy's brilliant play has been critical to the Eagles' success in 2013.

The Eagles' star running back is having a great 2013 campaign. McCoy is currently the NFL's leading rusher with 1,305 yards. That's not simply a volume number, either. His 5.0 average yards per carry is the highest among qualified NFL running backs. When you account for McCoy's receiving yards, he boasts a total of 1744 yards from scrimmage with an average of 134.2 per game. Talk about instant offense.

McCoy beat out fellow running backs Jamaal Charles (151 yards, 1 TD) and Bobby Rainey (127 yards, 1 TD) to win this honor. The award is based on fan voting.

Watch McCoy's Week 14 highlights against the Detroit Lions by clicking here.

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