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FedEx delivers a touch down for Super Bowl fans

FedEx delivers a touch down for Super Bowl fans

The express company went the whole nine yards as US football fans look to Minneapolis in preparation for Super Bowl LII, FedEx provided safe and on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Super Bowl venue.

“The delivery of the Vince Lombardi trophy is among the most anticipated of the more than a billion deliveries we make to our customers each year,” says FedEx senior vice president, integrated marketing and communications, Patrick Fitzgerald. “On behalf of our more than 400,000 FedEx team members around the world, we are thrilled to deliver the iconic Lombardi trophy to football fans for the 18th consecutive year.”

The historic trophy, handcrafted by Tiffany & Co., is made of sterling silver and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position on a pyramid-like base that features the words ‘Vince Lombardi Trophy’ and ‘Super Bowl LII’ along with the NFL shield.

Edward Graham, a Minneapolis-area resident and FedEx Express courier for 34 years, made the final delivery with the help of two-time All-Pro, Super Bowl champion, and St. Paul, MN native, Matt Birk (pictured).

On Sunday, 4 February it will be awarded to either the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles, commemorating a Super Bowl champion for the 2017-18 NFL season.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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