The Ed Block Courage Award is an annual award presented to a player from each team in the National Football League (NFL) who are voted for by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.[1] Named in memory of Ed Block, a humanitarian and athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts, the award is administered by the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. Sponsorship proceeds promote the prevention of child abuse by raising awareness of the epidemic and assisting agencies who provide for the care and treatment of abused children.

Purpose and development

Ed Block was head athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1977.[2] He had earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1937 and, following service as an army officer in World War II, a doctorate in rehabilitation and physical therapy from Columbia University.[2] Block was also a physical therapist at a Baltimore, Maryland, hospital for disabled children. Following his retirement as Colts' trainer, local community leaders led by Baltimore businessman Sam Lamantia Jr. began an annual award in Block's honor in 1978, recognizing a Colts player for outstanding character.[3] In 1984, the award was expanded when players on other NFL teams began to be similarly recognized. In 1986, the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was incorporated as a charitable organization with Sam Lamantia Jr. as its CEO.[1][3] The Ed Block Courage Award has since expanded to all 32 NFL teams.

The Baltimore-based foundation's twin objectives are to celebrate players of inspiration in the NFL and to raise public awareness and support prevention of child abuse. Radio public service announcements, along with televised programs, internet, and print media, are used by the foundation in furtherance of its mission.

Award selection and presentation

Every year, active players on each of the 32 teams in the National Football League vote for one member of their team who, in their eyes, "exemplify commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage".[4] Those players selected are announced in late December.

Each March, the 32 selected players receive their Ed Block Courage Award at a banquet held in Baltimore. Past recipients include Robbie Gould, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, and Dan Marino.[1] The award trophy itself is a pewtered football helmet with the recipient's team logo and engraved with the player's name, team and year.

"Courage Houses" and other endeavors

The foundation has developed a national network of "Courage Houses" that help disadvantaged, neglected, and abused children. There are currently 27 Courage Houses across the country, each one tied to an NFL team.

NFL Team Courage House
Atlanta Falcons Eagle Ranch
Baltimore Ravens St. Vincent's Villa
Carolina Panthers Children's Home Society of North Carolina
Chicago Bears Maryville Academy
Cleveland Browns Providence House
Dallas Cowboys Happy Hill Farm Academy
Detroit Lions Haven
Green Bay Packers Family Service of Northeast Wisconsin
Indianapolis Colts Children's Bureau, Inc.
Minnesota Vikings Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson Community Hope Foundation
New York Giants My Sisters' Place
Oakland Raiders Fred Finch Youth Center
Philadelphia Eagles Children's Crisis Treatment Center
Los Angeles Chargers Casa De Amparo
Seattle Seahawks Childhaven
St. Louis (NFL) Our Little Haven
Washington Commanders Youth for Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Steelers Holy Family Institute
Buffalo Bills Gateway Longview
Jacksonville Jaguars Neighbor to Family
Houston Texans Houston Texans YMCA
San Francisco 49ers Edgewood Center for Children
New England Patriots Key Program, Inc.
New York Jets Deirdre's House
Tennessee Titans The YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Los Angeles Rams A Place Called Home

The foundation also sponsors the Baltimore Sports Media Hall of Fame Award and presents the Professional Football Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award. The Pro Football Weekly Assistant Coach of the Year Award is also presented at the annual Courage Awards Gala.


AFC East

Matthew Slater in 2017
Matthew Slater in 2017
Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – AFC East
Year Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets
1984 Steve Freeman Nat Moore Steve Grogan Joe Fields
1985 Jerry Butler Woody Bennett Pete Brock Johnny Lynn
1986 Lucius Sanford Charles Bowser Steve Nelson Dan Alexander
1987 Robb Riddick Jon Giesler Lin Dawson Joe Klecko
1988 Tim Volger Glenn Blackwood Garin Veris Tom Baldwin
1989 Steve Tasker Don McNeal Kenneth Sims Ken O'Brien
1990 Darryl Talley Liffort Hobley Ronnie Lippett Freeman McNeil
1991 Mark Kelso Sammie Smith Fred Marion Paul Frase
1992 Bruce Smith John Grimsley Irving Fryar Dale Dawkins
1993 John Davis John Offerdahl Bruce Armstrong Lonnie Young
1994 Kent Hull Troy Vincent Tim Goad Jim Sweeney
1995 Jim Kelly Dan Marino Vincent Brown Kyle Clifton
1996 Mark Maddox Bernie Parmalee Sam Gash Siupeli Malamala
1997 Henry Jones O. J. McDuffie David Meggett David Williams
1998 John Holecek Larry Izzo Troy Brown Pepper Johnson
1999 Sean Moran O. J. Brigance Drew Bledsoe Marvin Jones
2000 Joe Panos Daryl Gardener Tedy Bruschi Jason Fabini
2001 Jerry Ostroski Scott Galyon Ted Johnson Curtis Martin
2002 Tony Driver Robert Edwards Joe Andruzzi Vinny Testaverde
2003 Pat Williams Jamie Nails Mike Vrabel Dave Szott
2004 Travis Henry David Bowens Rosevelt Colvin Chad Pennington
2005 Mark Campbell Yeremiah Bell Tedy Bruschi Wayne Chrebet
2006 Takeo Spikes Zach Thomas Rodney Harrison Chris Baker
2007 Kevin Everett Andre Goodman Steve Neal Laveranues Coles
2008 Chris Kelsay Ronnie Brown Sammy Morris Jerricho Cotchery
2009 James Hardy III Justin Smiley Tom Brady David Harris
2010 Jarius Byrd Patrick Cobbs Wes Welker Shaun Ellis
2011 Andra Davis Jake Long Marcus Cannon Brandon Moore
2012 Kyle Williams Anthony McDaniel Logan Mankins Jeff Cumberland
2013 Marcus Easley Paul Soliai Sebastian Vollmer Isaiah Trufant
2014 Arthur Moats Brandon Gibson Rob Gronkowski Rontez Miles
2015 Cordy Glenn Branden Albert Jerod Mayo Ryan Fitzpatrick
2016 Stephon Gilmore Cameron Wake Nate Solder Muhammad Wilkerson
2017 Jordan Poyer Mike Pouncey Matthew Slater Lawrence Thomas
2018 Taiwan Jones Ryan Tannehill Nate Ebner Quincy Enunwa
2019 Kyle Peko Albert Wilson Julian Edelman Bilal Powell
2020 Jon Feliciano Bobby McCain Devin McCourty &

James White

Ryan Griffin
2021 Harrison Phillips Elandon Roberts Brandon King Ashtyn Davis
2022 Tre'Davious White Alec Ingold Jakobi Meyers Vinny Curry

AFC North

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – AFC North
Year Baltimore Ravens

(Baltimore Colts)

Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers
1984 Baltimore Colts Winners


Brian Pillman Eric Williams
1985 (Joe Ehrmann, 1978) Tim Krumrie Willie Adams Pete Rostosky
1986 (Fred Cook, 1979) Dave Rimingon Carl Hairston Gary Dunn
1987 (Ken Mendenhall, 1980) Rodney A. Holman Ozzie Newsome Dwayne Woodruff
1988 (Herb Orvis, 1981) Eddie Edwards Earnest Byner Greg Lloyd
1989 (Mike Woods, 1982) Boomer Esiason Eddie Johnson Keith Willis
1990 (Nesby Glasgow, 1983) Joe Walter Cody Risien John Rienstra
1991 Bruce Reimers Mark Harper Mike Mularkey
1992 Kevin Walker Lawyer Tillman Hardy Nickerson
1993 Bruce Kozerski Patrick Rowe Gary Jones
1994 Ricardo McDonald Carl Banks Charles Johnson
1995 David Klinger Bennie Thompson Jerry Olsavsky
1996 Anthony Pleasant James Francis Rod Woodson
1997 Wally Williams Scott Brumfield Mark Bruener
1998 Stevon Moore Ki-Jana Carter Tim Lester
1999 Peter Boulware Tom Tumulty Derrick Alexander Chad Scott
2000 Anthony Poindexter John Jackson Jamir Miller Dermontti Dawson
2001 Corey Harris Rich Braham Jeremy McKinney Wayne Gandy
2002 Ethan Brooks Richmond Webb Mark Campbell Amos Zereoue
2003 Marques Douglas Glen Steele Courtney Brown Mike Logan
2004 Orlando Brown Sr. Willie Anderson Lee Suggs Kendall Simmons
2005 Dale Carter Rashad Bauman Kenard Lang Casey Hampton
2006 Corey Ivy Carson Palmer Phil Dawson Travis Kirschke
2007 Samari Rolle Reggie Kelly Gary Baxter Ben Roethlisberger
2008 Ed Reed Rashad Jeanty Joe Jurevicius Ryan Clark
2009 Dawan Landry Bobbie Williams Mike Furrey Aaron Smith
2010 Donte Stallworth Cedric Benson Eric Barton Nick Eason
2011 Morgan Cox Mike Nugent D'Qwell Jackson Max Starks
2012 Terrell Suggs Leon Hall Reggie Hodges Willie Colon
2013 Jameel McClain Robert Geathers T.J. Ward Heath Miller
2014 Lardarius Webb Devon Still Desmond Bryant Sean Spence
2015 Dennis Pitta Tyler Eifert Alex Mack William Gay
2016 Matt Elam James Wright Joe Haden Maurkice Pouncey
2017 Benjamin Watson Giovanni Bernard Kevin Zeitler Artie Burns
2018 Marshal Yanda Jeff Driskel Terrance Mitchell Ryan Shazier
2019 Brandon Carr Ryan Glasgow Juston Burris James Conner
2020 Mark Andrews Geno Atkins Nick Chubb Stephon Tuitt
2021 Tavon Young D.J. Reader Grant Delpit Devin Bush Jr.
2022 Marcus Peters Logan Wilson Jack Conklin Tyson Alualu

AFC South

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – AFC South
Year Houston Texans

(Houston Oilers)

Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans

(Tennessee Oilers)

1984 (Bob Hamm) Cliff Odom
1985 (Pat Howell) Karl Baldischwiler
1986 (Dean Steinkuhler) Anthony Young
1987 (Kent Hill) Barry Krauss
1988 (Alonzo Highsmith) Ben Utt
1989 (Douglas Smith) Chip Banks
1990 (Mike Munchak) Harvey L. Armstrong
1991 (Bubba McDowell) Quintus McDonald
1992 (Warren Moon) Kevin Call
1993 (Curtis Duncan) Steve Emtman
1994 (Marcus Robertson) Tony McCoy
1995 (Barron Wortham) Wendell Davis Paul Frase
1996 (Blaine Bishop) Eugene Daniel Derek Brown
1997 Jason Besler Dave Thomas (Bruce Matthews)
1998 Jeff Herrod Mark Brunell (Steve Jackson)
1999 Cornelius Bennett James Stewart Steve McNair
2000 Bernard Whittington Tony Boselli Kenny Holmes
2001 Peyton Manning Jimmy Smith Kevin Dyson
2002 Jason Bell Rob Morris Fred Taylor Eddie George
2003 Aaron Glenn Chad Bratzke Tony Brackens Kevin Carter
2004 Seth Payne Gary Brackett David Garrad Keith Bulluck
2005 Jabar Gaffney Cato June Paul Spicer Tank Williams
2006 Kailee Wong Reggie Wayne Jorge Cordova Brandon Jones
2007 Anthony Weaver Ryan Lilja Greg Jones David Thornton
2008 Harry Williams Jeff Saturday Brad Meester Chris Hope
2009 Zac Diles Marlin Jackson Richard Collier Kevin Mawae
2010 Joel Dreesen Dwight Freeney Aaron Kampman Will Witherspoon
2011 DeMeco Ryans Robert Mathis Jarrett Dillard Derrick Morgan
2012 Matt Shaub Antoine Bethea John Chick Kenny Britt
2013 Brian Cushing Cory Redding Will Rackley David Stewart
2014 David Quessenberry Dwayne Allen Roy Miller Michael Griffin
2015 Jadeveon Clowney Joe Reitz Allen Robinson Craig Stevens
2016 Duane Brown Andrew Luck Sen'Derrick Marks Jason McCourty
2017 Derek Newton Clayton Geathers Aaron Colvin Karl Klug
2018 Andre Hal Jack Doyle Tommy Bohanon Jack Conklin
2019 Justin Reid Jabaal Sheard Cam Robinson Jonnu Smith
2020 Dylan Cole Rigoberto Sanchez James O'Shaughnessy Jeffery Simmons
2021 Justin Britt T.Y. Hilton Tre Herndon Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
2022 Tavierre Thomas Shaquille Leonard Travis Etienne Robert Woods

AFC West

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – AFC West
Year Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Las Vegas Raiders Los Angeles Chargers
1984 Keith Bishop Dave Lutz Dave Dalby Pete Holohan
1985 Rulon Jones Kevin Ross Mark Wilson Don Macek
1986 Rubin Carter Mark Robinson Frank Hawkins Woodrow Lowe
1987 Dennis Smith Dino Hackett Jerry Robinson Eric Sievers
1988 Gerald Wilhite Lloyd Burruss Marcus Allen Gill Byrd
1989 Rick Dennison Christian Okoye Lionel Washington Leslie O'Neal
1990 Keith Kartz Deron Cherry Tim Brown Leo Goeas
1991 John Elway Jayice Pearson Steve Wright Joe Philips
1992 Dennis Smith Rich Baldinger Todd Peat Blaise Winter
1993 Simon Fletcher Albert Lewis Winston Moss Derrick Walker
1994 Rondell Jones Neil Smith Jeff Hostetler Joe Milinichik
1995 Dave Wyman John Alt Dan Mosebar Eric Moten
1996 Ed McCaffrey Dave Szott Terry McDaniel Courtney Hall
1997 Steve Atwater Lake Dawson Pat Harlow Junior Seau
1998 Tony Jones Glenn Parker Harvey Williams Kurt Gouveia
1999 Rod Smith Tim Grunhard Eric Allen Charles Dimry
2000 John Mobley Eric Hicks Matt Stinchcomb John Parrella
2001 Terrell Davis Tony Richardson Randy Jordan Raylee Johnson
2002 Keith Burns John Browning Jerry Porter Jamal Williams
2003 Tom Nalen Jerome Woods Barret Robbins Adrian Dingle
2004 Dan Neil Priest Holmes Sam Williams Terrance Kiel
2005 Dwayne Carswell Will Shields Jarrod Cooper Randall Godfrey
2006 Louis Green Benny Sapp Ronald Curry Carlos Polk
2007 John Engelberger Eddie Kennison Justin Fargas Darren Sproles
2008 Marquand Manuel Damon Huard Jake Grove Nick Hardwick
2009 Brian Dawkins Brodie Croyle Tyvon Branch Shawne Merriman
2010 Ryan Clady Dustin Colquitt Robert Gallery Jeromey Clary
2011 Elvis Dumervil Jon McGraw Trevor Scott Curtis Brinkley
2012 Chris Kuper Jamaal Charles Travis Goethel Quentin Jammer
2013 Knowshon Moreno Rodney Hudson Khalif Barnes Vincent Brown
2014 Chris Harris Jr. Travis Kelce D.J. Hayden Malcom Floyd
2015 Danny Trevathan and

Brandon Marshall

Eric Berry Rod Streater Danny Woodhead
2016 Matt Paradis Justin Houston Jon Condo Keenan Allen
2017 Todd Davis Derrick Johnson Derek Carr Brandon Mebane
2018 Jeff Heuerman Dee Ford Jared Cook Jason Verrett
2019 Andy Janovich Eric Fisher Denzelle Good Hunter Henry
2020 Bradley Chubb Austin Reiter Gabe Jackson Forrest Lamp
2021 Courtland Sutton

& Wade Harman

Joe Thuney Solomon Thomas Derwin James
2022 K. J. Hamler Joe Thuney Josh Jacobs Khalil Mack

NFC East

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – NFC East
Year Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Washington Commanders
1984 James Jones John Tuggle John Spagnola Mark May
1985 Howard Richards Kevin Belcher Ron Jaworski Ken Huff
1986 Tony Dorsett Zeke Mowatt Jody Schultz Darryl Grant
1987 Brian Baldinger Terry Kinard Gerry Feehery Mel Kaufman
1988 Randy White Karl Nelson Wes Hopkins Doug Williams
1989 Ed "Too Tall" Jones Sean Landeta Mike Quick Neal Olkewicz
1990 Kelvin Martin Mark Bavaro Ron Solt Joe Jacoby
1991 Ken Norton Jr. Adrian White David Alexander Don Warren
1992 Daryl Johnston Erik Howard Jerome Brown Anthony Johnson
1993 Bill Bates George Thornton Andre Roberts Art Monk
1994 Mark Stepnoski John "Jumbo" Elliott Fred Barnett Mark Schlereth
1995 Erik Williams Chris Calloway Charlie Garner Keith Taylor
1996 Kevin Smith Scott Davis Kevin Turner Ed Simmons
1997 Tony Tolbert Brian Williams Rhett Hall James Jenkins
1998 Darren Woodson Ike Hilliard Bobby Taylor Darrell Green
1999 Ernie Mills LeShon Johnson Mike Mamula Tre' Johnson
2000 Greg Ellis Brad Daluiso Cecil Martin James Thrash
2001 Mike Lucky Tiki Barber Duce Staley Cory Raymer
2002 Dat Nguyen Keith Hamilton Shawn Barber Chris Samuels
2003 Jamar Martin Rich Seubert Correll Buckhalter Fred Smoot
2004 Julius Jones Shaun Williams Derrick Burgess Brandon Noble
2005 Dan Campbell Michael Strahan Chad Lewis Khary Campbell
2006 Flozell Adams Carlos Emmons Jerome McDougle Randy Thomas
2007 Jay Ratliff Amani Toomer Montae Reagor Marcus Washington
2008 Keith Davis Jeff Feagles Jon Dorenbos Reed Doughty
2009 Kyle Kosier Fred Robbins Michael Vick Phillip Daniels
2010 Sam Hurd Kenny Phillips Jason Avant Ma'ake Kemoeatu
2011 Tony Romo Mathias Kiwanuka Mike Patterson Stephen Bowen
2012 Jason Witten Chris Canty Colt Anderson Kory Lichtensteiger
2013 Barry Church Terrell Thomas Jason Kelce Robert Griffin III
2014 Tyrone Crawford Mark Herzlich Jeremy Maclin Keenan Robinson
2015 Sean Lee Daniel Fells Fletcher Cox Morgan Moses
2016 Terrell McClain Victor Cruz Nolan Carroll Niles Paul
2017 Jaylon Smith Jason Pierre-Paul Joe Walker DeAngelo Hall
2018 Zack Martin Odell Beckham Jr. Carson Wentz Chris Thompson
2019 Travis Frederick Michael Thomas Brandon Brooks Alex Smith
2020 Leighton Vander Esch Dalvin Thomlinson Joe Ostman Brandon Scherff
2021 Dak Prescott Saquon Barkley Rodney McLeod Deshazor Everett
2022 Michael Gallup Nick Gates Brandon Graham Brian Robinson Jr.

NFC North

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – NFC North
Year Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings
1984 Danny Rains Ken Fantetti Ron Cassidy Steve Riley
1985 Mark Bortz Steve Mott Ezra Johnson Keith Nord
1986 Mike Tomczak Keith Dorney Karl Swanke Walker Lee Ashley
1987 Ron Morris Duane Galloway Keith Uecker Scott Studwell
1988 Glen Kozlowski Carl Bland Mark Murphy Leo Lewis
1989 Ron Rivera Jimmy Williams Herman Fotenot Jim Gustafson
1990 Lemuel Stinson Bruce McNorton Perry Kemp Gary Zimmerman
1991 John Wojciechowski Mike Utley Vai Sikahema Terry Allen
1992 Shaun Gayle Ken Dallafior Tootie Robbins Darrin Nelson
1993 Keith Van Horne Kevin Glover Johnny Holland Henry Thomas
1994 Kevin Butler Victor Jones George Teague Cris Carter
1995 Vinson Smith Aubrey Matthews Reggie White John Randle
1996 John Mangum Horatio "Bennie" Blades Brett Favre Scottie Graham
1997 James "Big Cat" Williams Ray Roberts Robert Brooks Robert Smith
1998 John Thierry George Jamison Craig Newsome Randall Cunningham
1999 Ryan Wetnight Dan Owens Earl Dotson Robert Griffith
2000 Clyde Simmons James Jones Josh Bidwell Gary Anderson
2001 Jim Miller Charlie Batch Santana Dotson Daunte Culpepper
2002 Ted Washington Cory Schlesinger Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila Lewis Kelly
2003 Dustin Lyman Robert Porcher Gilbert Brown Eric Kelly
2004 Marc Colombo Jared DeVries Marco Rivera Corey Chavous
2005 Ruben Brown Boss Bailey Donald Driver Koren Robinson
2006 Rex Grossman Ricky Sandoval Jon Ryan Matt Birk
2007 Tommie Harris Kevin Jones Chris Francies Chad Greenway
2008 Charles Tillman Daniel Bullocks Mark Tauscher Kenechi Udeze
2009 Israel Idonije Jeff Backus Nick Collins E.J. Henderson
2010 Anthony Adams Jason Hanson Charles Woodson Cedric Griffin
2011 Brian Urlacher Shaun Hill T.J. Lang Anthony Herrera
2012 Nick Roach Jahvid Best Tramon Williams Adrian Peterson
2013 Patrick Mannelly Nate Burleson Johnny Jolly Kevin Williams
2014 Matt Slauson Calvin Johnson Jordy Nelson Greg Jennings
2015 Robbie Gould Joique Bell Sam Barrington Phil Loadholt
2016 Pernell McPhee Matthew Stafford Jayrone Elliott Teddy Bridgewater
2017 Kyle Long Ameer Abdullah Mike Daniels Kyle Rudolph
2018 Zach Miller Kerry Hyder Jr. Aaron Rodgers Everson Griffen
2019 Allen Robinson Kenny Golladay Mason Crosby Linval Joseph
2020 Roquan Smith Marvin Jones Jr. Billy Turner Cameron Smith
2021 Tarik Cohen Trey Flowers Aaron Jones Anthony Barr
2022 Eddie Jackson Romeo Okwara De'Vondre Campbell Blake Proehl

NFC South

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – NFC South
Year Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1984 Jeff Van Note Del Williams Theo Bell
1985 Billy Johnson Derland Moore Steve Courson
1986 William Andrews Hokie Gajan J.D. Maarleveld
1987 Jeff Kiewel Stan Brock Nathan Wonsley
1988 Bret Clark Rueben Mayes Don Smith
1989 Kenny Flowers Brad Edelman John Cannon
1990 Mike Kenn Rickey Jackson Ron Hall
1991 John Rade Wayne Martin Harry Hamilton
1992 Mike Gann Vince Buck Ricky Reynolds
1993 Jumpy Geathers Frank Warren Rob Taylor
1994 Craig Heyward Sam Mills Tony Covington
1995 Alton Montgomery Brett Maxie Lee DeRamus Paul Gruber
1996 Bobby Hebert Lamar Lathon Jim Dombrowski Charles Dimry
1997 Jessie Tuggle Tshimanga Biakabutuka Heath Shuler Horace Copeland
1998 Bobby Christian Steve Beuerlein Aaron Craver Warrick Dunn
1999 Byron Hanspard Mike Minter Troy Wilson Hardy Nickerson
2000 Jamal Anderson Mushin Muhammad Joe Johnson Derrick Brooks
2001 Shawn Jefferson Patrick Jeffers Charlie Clemons Jerry Wunsch
2002 Chris Draft Kevin Donnalley Fred Thomas John Lynch
2003 Ed Jasper DeShaun Foster Darren Howard Joe Jurevicius
2004 Roberto Garza Mark Fields Willie Whitehead Mike Alstott
2005 Justin Griffith Steve Smith Sr. ENTIRE TEAM John Wade
2006 Kevin Mathis Colin Branch Deuce McAllister Shelton Quarles
2007 Alge Crumpler Mike Rucker Roman Harper Jeff Garcia
2008 Brian Finneran Jake Delhomme Jonathan Vilma Matt Bryant
2009 Coy Wire Dan Connor Anthony Hargrove Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
2010 Brian Williams Jordan Gross Heath Evans Earnest Graham
2011 Kerry Meier Thomas Davis Jimmy Graham Ronde Barber
2012 Jason Snelling Ron Edwards Mark Ingram II Davin Joseph
2013 Roddy White Ryan Kalil Marques Colston Darrelle Revis
2014 Corey Peters Greg Olsen Patrick Robinson Vincent Jackson
2015 Adrian Clayborn Cam Newton Delvin Breaux Clinton McDonald
2016 Kemal Ishmael Luke Kuechly Tim Hightower Kevin Pamphile
2017 LaRoy Reynolds Graham Gano Michael Mauti William Gholston
2018 Jack Crawford Julius Peppers Jermon Bushrod Lavonte David
2019 Ricardo Allen Shaq Thompson Sheldon Rankins Demar Dotson
2020 Steven Means Brian Burns Terron Armstead Ali Marpet
2021 Brandon Copeland Jeremy Chinn Kwon Alexander O.J. Howard
2022 Isaiah Oliver Jaycee Horn Jameis Winston Chris Godwin

NFC West

Ed Block Courage Award Recipient History – NFC West
Year Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams

(St. Louis Rams)

San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks
1984 Terry Stieve Jack Youngblood Ronnie Lott Pete Metzelaars
1985 Stump Mitchell Mike Guman Keena Turner Curt Warner
1986 Pat Tilley Doug Smith Joe Montana Mike Tice
1987 Curtis Green Charles White Mike Wilson Blair Bush
1988 Neil Lomax Vince Newsome Eric Wright Bruce Scholtz
1989 Joe Bostic Mark Jerue Chet Brooks Dave Krieg
1990 Ken Harvey Jerry Gray Mike Sherrard Tommy Kane
1991 Marcus Turner Michael Stewart David Waymer Joe Nash
1992 Anthony Edwards Jackie Slater Eric Davis Terry Wooden
1993 Ronald Moore David Lange Don Griffin Eugene Robinson
1994 Derek Ware Roman Phifer Harris Barton Rufus Porter
1995 Garrison Hearst Ron Wolfley Dennis Brown Brian Blades
1996 Ernest Dye Alexander Wright William Floyd Steve Broussard
1997 Lomas Brown Mark Rypien Jesse Sapolu Howard Ballard
1998 Mike Devlin Mike Jones Jerry Rice Cortez Kennedy
1999 Lester Holmes Ernie Conwell Bryant Young Brian Habib
2000 Chris Gedney Trent Green Garrison Hearst Matt LaBounty
2001 Mike Gruttadauria Isaac Bruce Lance Shulters Mack Strong
2002 Kyle Vanden Bosch Andy McCollum Tony Parrish Floyd Womack
2003 Raleigh Roundtree Aeneas Williams Jeremy Newberry Trent Dilfer
2004 Anquan Boldin Marshall Faulk Jamie Winborn Chad Brown
2005 Marcel Shipp Leonard Little Jeremy Newberry Bobby Engram
2006 Kurt Warner Pisa Tinoisamoa Frank Gore Ken Hamlin
2007 Bertrand Berry Dane Looker Eric Heitmann Seneca Wallace
2008 Gabriel Watson Orlando Pace Manny Lawson Chris Gray
2009 Kenny Iwebema James Hall Shawntae Spencer Nate Burelson
2010 Matt Ware Bradley Fletcher Justin Smith Leon Washington
2011 Early Doucet Brit Miller Alex Smith Red Bryant
2012 Kerry Rhodes Danny Amendola Kyle Williams James Carpenter
2013 Rashad Johnson Lance Kendricks Jonathan Goodwin Chris Clemons
2014 Tyrann Mathieu Scott Wells Kassim Osgood Russell Okung
2015 Chris Johnson Brian Quick NaVorro Bowman Jesse Williams
2016 Patrick Peterson Alec Ogletree Glenn Dorsey Cliff Avril
2017 Jaron Brown Darrell Williams Marquise Goodwin Earl Thomas III
2018 Markus Golden Sam Shields Richard Sherman Frank Clark
2019 D.J. Foster Cooper Kupp Solomon Thomas Will Dissly
2020 Dennis Gardeck Rob Havenstein Jason Verrett Chris Carson
2021 Corey Peters Justin Lawler Dontae Johnson Bryan Mone
2022 Maxx Williams Jordan Fuller Mike McGlinchey Quandre Diggs

Athletic trainers

Ed Block was the head athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts for over 20 years. In addition to honoring a player from each team, the award also honors the training staff for one NFL team as voted on by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS).

Ed Block Courage Award – Training Staff Winners
Year Team Trainers
1985 New York Jets Bob Reese, Pepper Burruss, Joe Patton
1986 New Orleans Saints Dean Kleinschmidt, Kevin Mangum
1987 Denver Brincos Steve Antonopulos, Jim Gillen
1988 Seattle Seahawks Jim Whitesel, John Kasik
1989 Cleveland Browns Bill Tessendorf, Ron Medlin, Nark Smith, Leo Murphy
1990 Indianapolis Colts Hunter Smith, Dave Hammer
1991 Kansas City Chiefs Dave Kendall, Bud Epps
1992 Green Bay Packers Domenic Gentile, Kurt Fielding
1993 Arizona Cardinals John Omohundro, Jim Shearer, Jeff Herndon
1994 Oakland Raiders George Anderson, Rod Martin, Jonathan Jones
1995 Washington Redskins Lamar "Bubba" Tyer, Al Bellamy, Kevin Bastin
1996 Minnesota Vikings Fred Zamberletti, Chuck Barta
1997 New England Patriots Ron O'Neil, Kurt Brummels
1998 Detroit Lions Kent Falb, Joe Recknagel, Bill Ford, Mike Hopper
1999 New York Giants Ronnie Barnes, Steve Kennelly, Byron Hansen
2000 Tennessee Titans Brad Brown, Don Moseley, Geoff Kaplan
2001 San Francisco 49ers Lindsy McLean, Todd Lazenby, Jeff Tanaka
2002 Dallas Cowboys Jim Maurer, Britt Brown, Greg Gaithers
2003 Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Ryan, John Burrell, Joseph Sheehan
2004 Carolina Panthers Ryan Vermillion, Mark Shermansky, Reggie Scott
2005 New Orleans Saints Scottie Patton, Kevin Magnum, Duane Brooks
2006 Miami Dolphins Kevin O'Neil, Troy Mauer, Ben Westby
2007 Buffalo Bills Bud Carpenter, Greg McMillen, Chris Fischetti, Shone Gipson
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers John Norwig, Ryan Grove, Ariko Iso
2009 San Diego Chargers James Collins Jr., Damon Mitchell, Will Rogers
2010 Philadelphia Eagles Rick Burkholder, Chris Peduzzi, Steve Condon, Joe O'Pella
2011 Green Bay Packers Pepper Burruss, Kurt Fielding, Bryan Engel, Nate Weir
2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers todd Toriscelli, Shannon Merrick, John Ames
2013 Houston Texans Geoff Kaplan, Ronald Ramirez, AJ Van Valkenburgh
2014 Buffalo Bills Bud Carpenter, Greg McMillen, Chris Fischetti, Shone Gipson
2015 St. Louis Rams Reggie Scott, James Lomax, Byron Cunningham, Tyler Williams
2016 New England Patriots Jim Whalen, Joe Van Allen, Daryl Nelson, Michael Akinbola
2017 Minnesota Vikings Eric Sugarman, Tom Hunkele, Rob Roche, Albert Padilla, Dave Jantzi
2018 Washington Redskins Larry Hess, Elliott Jermyn, Doug Quon, Mark McCracken
2019 Cleveland Browns Joe Sheehan, Gordon Williams, Shone Gipson, Patrick Rock, Stefan Varner
2020 Dallas Cowboys Jim Maurer, Britt Brown, Greg Gaither, Hanson Yang
2021 Miami Dolphins Kyle Johnston, Troy Maurer, Jon Boone, Naohisa Inoue, Jasmin Grimes


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