Rudi wins weekly award

Posted: 8:40 a.m.


JohnsonRudi Johnson has been named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance against the Cleveland Browns.

Johnson rushed 26 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the win, which gave Cincinnati a 2-0 mark on the 2006 season.

Johnson received 66 percent of the fan votes for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week to easily outdistance the other two finalists, Atlanta's Warrick Dunn and Frank Gore of the 49ers. Chicago quarterback Rex Grossman won the voting for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week.

Fans voted for more than their favorite players. The weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards are also a win for the local community. Along with the player awards, FedEx is awarding Children's Hospital of Cincinnati a check for $5,000.

The children's hospitals in the two season-long winner's markets, announced at this year's Super Bowl, will be awarded $25,000 each. That means that FedEx will deliver nearly $250,000 to local children's hospitals around the country in recognition of the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Award winners.

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