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Trubisky named FedEx Air NFL Player of Week


Fans have voted Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for his record-breaking performance in last Sunday's 48-10 rout of the Buccaneers.

Trubisky became the first player in Bears history to throw five touchdown passes in a half and only the third with six TD passes in a game.

The others to accomplish that feat were Hall of Famer Sid Luckman with seven touchdown passes Nov. 14, 1943 in a 56-7 win over the New York Giants and Johnny Lujack with six Dec. 11, 1949 in a 52-21 victory over the Chicago Cardinals.

Before last Sunday, no Bears quarterback had thrown for five or more touchdowns in a game since Lujack 69 years ago. In addition, Trubisky's 154.6 passer rating was the best by a Bears signal-caller since Vince Evans posted a perfect 158.3 rating Dec. 7, 1980 in a 61-7 drubbing of the Packers at Soldier Field.

In completing 19 of 26 passes for a career-high 354 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions, Trubisky raised his season passer rating from 77.8 to 101.6.

For 16 years, FedEx has been recognizing the top quarterbacks and running backs who fans believe deliver the best performances each week.

FedEx donates $2,000 to the USO in each of the winners' names through FedEx Cares. The weekly donations support USO Pathfinder and other programs that help service members transition back to civilian life.