LeSean McCoy said while in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl that he would trade in all of the individual accolades he has received this offseason for the opportunity for his team to be in the Super Bowl.
If only things worked that way.
Shady was in Indy on Wednesday soaking in the sights and sounds of Super Bowl Week, but it wasn’t to prepare to play on Sunday, unfortunately. Instead, he was present to collect yet another honor for his amazing performance in 2011: McCoy was selected the FedEx Ground Player of the Year. He beat out Maurice Jones-Drew, the league’s leading rusher, and Baltimore’s Ray Rice for the Award.
McCoy lead the league with 17 rushing touchdowns and now holds the Eagles franchise record for most total touchdowns in a season at 20. He was 4th in the league with 1,309 yards. Shady was nominated for the FedEx Player of the Week four times during the season and won two of those times.
A dapper looking McCoy was honored to pick up his groovy looking new trophy in Indianapolis.
“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. 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.”
So happy this man is an Eagle. Congratulations to LeSean for the honor and for the continued notice of his tremendous talent and success.
Drew Brees received the FedEx Air Player of the Year honors.