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Lamar Miller nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week

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Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller can pick up some recognition for his performance on Sunday. Fans get to vote for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

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The Miami Dolphins lost Sunday's season finale against the New York Jets in a game that has fans looking for some ray of hope for the 2015 season. One good thing that did come out of the game, however, was the performance from running back Lamar Miller, who picked up 178 yards during the game, pushing him over 1,000 yards for the year.

Miller's performance has him nominated for the league's FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

Miller gained his 178 yards on 19 carries, giving him a ridiculous 9.4 yards per carry average. He picked up 97 of those yards on one run, going endzone to endzone for the score early in the third quarter. The run is the third longest single rush in league history, trailing Tony Dorrsett's 99-yard run in 1982 and Ahmad Greene's 98-yard rush in 2003. Miller's run is the longest run since that Greene run in 2003.

Miller is nominated again San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (25 carries, 144 yards) and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (20 carries, 100 yards, 1 touchdown).

The FedEx Ground award, along with the FedEx Air award, is determined by a fan vote among three nominees. Fans can vote for the recipient for each award at NFL.com/FedEx through Thursday at 3pm ET. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners on Thursday afternoon, awarding a $2,000 donation in the player's name to the teams' local area chapter of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.

The FedEx Air nominees this week are New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Make sure you head to NFL.com/FedEx to vote for Miller's performance.