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Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

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The Pittsburgh Steelers not only won their Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders, but one player won some extra hardware after a huge performance last week.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had some solid offensive performances in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. It was predominantly three performers who highlighted the stage. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams made up more than 75-percent of the team's offensive output, and one of those three players is taking home some hardware after their weekly performance.

It was DeAngelo Williams who was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his 27 carries, 170 yards and two touchdown performance which put the icing on the cake for Williams to win this weekly award given out to the NFL's best running back, as voted on by fans.

The winner of the weekly FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards is also a win for local communities. Along with the player awards, FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in each of the winning players' names to the local American Red Cross chapters in Tennessee and Pittsburgh. The funding is used to help assist the American Red Cross in its efforts to provide disaster relief and health services to Americans nationwide

Not only is Williams winning a weekly award, but he is winning a quality donation to the city of Pittsburgh.