After what many considered to be a miraculous recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, linebacker Terrell Suggs was voted the Ravens’ 2012 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.
Voted on by NFL players, the honor recognizes one player from each team who displays principles of sportsmanship and courage.
The 30-year-old Suggs suffered a partially-torn Achilles tendon in late April but vowed in early May to return to action this season despite many injury experts saying it would be nearly impossible. After less than six months of rehabilitation, Suggs made his season debut against the Houston Texans on Oct. 21.
The 2011 Defensive Player of the Year collected a sack in his first game back and fulfilled his promise made to fans that he would return by the middle of the season.
The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is “dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and ending the cycle of abuse. The purpose is to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse.”
The ceremony honoring players from around the NFL is held in Baltimore in March.