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Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy Wins Fedex Ground Player of The Year Award

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Following an amazing 1,309 yard, 20 touchdown season, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has won the annual Fedex Ground Player of The Year award.

Shady McCoy beat-out the Jacksonville Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew, and the Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice, who both had excellent seasons respectively, for the award. This is a great consolation price for McCoy and the Eagles, who missed the playoffs and finished the season with a disappointing (8-8) record. McCoy’s season was highlighted with several 100+ rushing yard and multiple touchdown performances against a series of tough defenses.

Along with winning the Fedex Ground Player of The Year, McCoy also was nominated to his first Pro-Bowl in his career, and was named the starter for the NFC. His nomination comes as no surprise, as McCoy shattered several long-standing Eagles rushing and total touchdown records this season. McCoy also lead the league in total touchdowns with 20, 17 rushing, and 3 receiving.

This entire season, with the instability at the quarterback position, McCoy was relied on heavily to carry the Eagles offense. Despite being used heavily throughout games, McCoy still exploded late and finished off teams, earning him the nickname of the ‘closer.’ On every hand-off, Philadelphia fans would hold their breath knowing that Shady could bust a huge run.

The Eagles will head into 2012 with more than doubts than ever surrounding the future of their receiving corps, offensive line, and quarterback, but Philadelphia can rely entirely on McCoy to be a deadly rusher out of the backfield. Whether it be his heroic cut-backs or nasty juke moves, Philadelphia fans will get to enjoy Shady McCoy tearing up opposing defenses for a long time.

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