Jamaal Williams wins FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Jamaal Williams captured the FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors for his Week 11 performance against the New York Giants. The Lions running back won the fan voting as the top ground performer.

Williams rushed for 64 yards and scored three touchdowns in Detroit’s 31-18 road win. That was enough to win the award in a week where only one runner topped 100 yards and several of the league’s top backs had miserable games, including New York’s Saquon Barkley (15 carries, 22 yards) against Williams’ Lions. Williams is now the NFL’s leader in rushing touchdowns with 12.

It isWilliams’ first time winning the honor. He is still looking for a trip to his first Pro Bowl, too.

From the press release,

By winning the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week Award, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in Williams’s name to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), which will be applied towards needs-based scholarships to deserving HBCU students.

Great job by Williams!

 

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire