In Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams registered 225 total yards of offense in addition to scoring twice. On Thursday, it was announced that the 32-year-old veteran running back has been voted the FedEx Ground Player of Week for Week 9.
Williams, who rushed for 170 yards against the Raiders, carried the football 27 times, which was the second-most amount carries in a single game he’s ever had during his long career. The running back also caught two passes for 55 yards in the game and added a two-point conversion score after his first rushing touchdown in the game.
Williams edged out running backs LeGarrette Blount and Adrian Peterson for the award. Williams last won the FedEx Ground Player of Week award in 2008 when he rushed for 186 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Carolina Panthers in their Week 14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In honor of him being voted the winner this week, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in Williams’s name to the American Red Cross.