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.” Washington Commanders players have voted rookie RB Brian Robinson, Jr. as their Ed Block Courage Award winner. Robinson has been an inspiration for a lot of people after being shot twice while fighting off two carjackers in Washington, D.C. on August 28th. He was able to return to the field in Week 5 after spending the first four weeks of the season on injured reserve.
Brian Robinson, Jr. was set to be a big part of the Washington Commanders offense before he had the start of his season stolen from him. He worked his way back to the field, and Washington’s offense saw a significant improvement with him carrying the ball and taking over the lead back role. Robinson’s attitude through his recovery and his return has always been positive, and his teammates, coaches, and fans see his dedication to the team and the sport.
No one more deserving @BrianR_4 is our 2022 Ed Block Courage Award winner! pic.twitter.com/og9BewJIuj— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) December 28, 2022
Ed Block Courage Award Foundation
The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the well-being of abused, neglected, and at-risk children throughout our Courage House National Support Network for Kids. Through our partnership with the National Football League (NFL), the Foundation cultivates awareness at each Courage House and helps to raise funds for their programs and initiatives.
Each of the 27 partnered facilities are provided monetary and in-kind donations, along with various needed services, to help advance their mission from the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. Over the past five years, we have donated over $200,000 and over $20,000 in memorabilia to our community partners.
Ed Block Courage Award Winners
Each year, the Ed Block Courage Awards honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The Courage Award has become one of the most esteemed honors bestowed upon a player in the NFL and recipients are selected solely by a vote of their teammates. Every fall all thirty-two teams conduct a vote which results in each team selecting their Ed Block Courage Award recipient for the year.
The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength, and dedication. He is also a community role model. With this honor, he enters into an association that contrasts his fierce profession by becoming a major component of the Courage House National Support Network for Kids. He becomes an Ambassador of Courage for victims of abuse, violence, and neglect.
The Ed Block Courage Award recipient will be identified as a team player in helping abused children and families in crisis.