Baltimore Ravens LS Morgan Cox was honored on Tuesday at the Ed Block Courage Award Foundations annual press conference in Baltimore.
Cox, who was named the Baltimore Ravens award winner in November, was on hand as the awards committee announced the entire 2011 class of Ed Block Courage Award recipients.
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher headline a star studded class of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award winners.
The superstar quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys is one of the most popular names in all of professional football and a team leader of one of the most historic franchises in the NFL.
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is a seven-time Pro Bowler was also an award recipient.
The 2011 class also features two three-time Pro Bowlers in Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long and Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis.
Also awarded were Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, Bengals kicker Mike Nugent and Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber.
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet, Buffalo Bills LB Andra Davis, Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis, Cleveland Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson, Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill, Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jarett Dillard, Kansas City Chiefs S Jon McGraw, Minnesota Vikings OL Anthony Herrera, New York Jets OL Brandon Moore, Oakland Raiders DT Trevor Scott, Philadelphia Eagles DT Mike Patterson, Pittsburgh Steelers Max Starks, San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley, San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith, Seattle Seahawks DT Red Bryant, St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller, Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan and Washington Redskins DT Stephen Bowen round out the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award winners.
The Courage Award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian.
Some of Block’s most significant contributions came in the tireless manner in which he gave of himself to help improve the lives of children. His work and philosophy continue today through the Foundation that bears his name. The Foundation’s efforts are endorsed by the NFL and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS).
The Green Bay Packers were awarded the PFATS Training Staff of the Year for 2011. The staff includes Pepper Burruss, Bryan Engel, Kurt Fielding and Nate Weir.
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