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Rainey Nominated for Ground Honors Again

Posted Dec 10, 2013

Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey is one of three nominees for the NFL's Ground Player of the Week award, an honor he previously won in Week 11 thanks to the votes of fans on NFL.com

  • RB Bobby Rainey sprinted 80 yards for a TD on his first carry in Sunday's game, en route to 127 yards on the day
  • Rainey won the same award three weeks earlier after a big game against Atlanta
  • Fans will decide the winner by voting between Rainey, Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey ran 80 yards for a touchdown the first time he touched the football in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills.  That was a lot of ground covered in a short period of time, enough to earn him another Ground Player of the Week award nomination.

For the second time since taking over as the team's primary ballcarrier just four weeks ago, Rainey is up for the award that highlights the best performance by a ballcarrier in the NFL each week.  This time he'll battle it out with the Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles and the Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy, with NFL fans deciding the winner.

Voting for the award began on NFL.com on Tuesday and will continue through Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  Click here to visit the voting page, which includes video highlights of all the nominees.  The winner will be announced on NFL Network's Total Access show on Friday afternoon, and on NFL.com.

Rainey's breakaway on the second play from scrimmage on Sunday ranked as the longest run in Buccaneers franchise history.  It also put him in the end zone just 18 seconds into the game, marking the earliest in a game the team has ever scored over nearly four decades of play.  The score gave the Buccaneers a lead they would never relinquish in a dominant 27-6 win over the Bills.

Rainey didn't stop there.  He finished with 22 carries for 127 yards and that opening touchdown, averaging 5.8 yards per tote as the Buccaneers ran the ball almost exclusively in the second half after building a three-touchdown lead.  A waiver-wire pickup in October who inherited the starting job after season-ending injuries to Doug Martin and Mike James, Rainey has a pair of 100-yard outings over the last four weeks.

-- RB Bobby Rainey has two 100-yard games in four weeks since taking over the Bucs' primary rushing duties

His last big game, a 163-yard, two-touchdown performance against Atlanta in Week 11, also earned Rainey a Ground Player of the Week Nomination.  And, in fact, the fans selected Rainey as the award winner that time around.  Rainey could become the Tampa Bay's first multiple-award winner in 2013; in addition to his earlier honor, the Bucs have also seen linebacker Lavonte David take home a Defensive Player of the Week award and quarterback Mike Glennon win November Offensive Rookie of the Month accolades.