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Latavius Murray nominated for FedEx Ground Award for Week 6

He’s got some pretty stiff competition, though

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

In the Minnesota Vikings’ victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, running back Latavius Murray put up what was, by far, the best performance by a Minnesota running back this season. Now, he’s getting recognized for it.

Murray is one of three nominees for the Week 6 FedEx Ground Award. He received this nomination after rushing for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in the Vikings’ 27-17 win.

The competition that Murray is facing for the award is pretty significant, however. Also nominated this week are Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (208 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Denver) and Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (132 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Cleveland).

The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday, and the winner will make a $2,000 donation in the winner’s name to the USO.

If you want to cast your vote for Latavius Murray to win the FedEx Ground Award for Week 6, you can head over to and cast your vote now!