The Buffalo Bills announced that linebacker Andra Davis was selected as the teams 2011 Ed Block Courage Award Winner.
Davis, who is in his second season with the Bills and his tenth season overall started four of his first six games in Buffalo before being placed on injured reserve on November 8, 2010 with a left shoulder injury. After eight months of rehabilitation from a labral tear, Davis returned to Bills training camp in 2011. Upon Davis’s return he was named one of the teams six captains.
Not only is Davis a force on the field but off the field as well. Davis, for the past two seasons served as the team spokesman for the Verizon Wireless HopeLine cell phone collection program. The HopeLine program provides wireless phones and funding to domestic violence agencies nationwide.
It doesn’t stop there for Davis, he also spearheaded an initiative to provide Thanksgiving meals for the Valley Community Center in South Buffalo. Every year Davis also hosts a football camp in his hometown of Live Oaks, FL.
The Ed Block Courage Award is presented to the Buffalo Bills player who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength, dedication and serves as a community role model for others.
Davis will take part in the 34th annual national Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation ceremony on March 13, 2012 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, MD and he will be honored with the 31 other award representatives from each NFL team.