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McClain, former Raven Redding among Ed Block Courage Award winners

Posted on 07 January 2014 by WNST Staff

ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD FOUNDATION UNVEILS 2013 COURAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

January 7TH, 2014 – Baltimore, Md. – The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation held a press conference to announce the 2013 class of Ed Block Courage Award winners. The press conference was held on Tuesday January 7th at 12 noon at the Sheraton Center City Hotel, 101 W. Fayette Street in downtown Baltimore. This year there were 16 offensive recipients and 16 defensive recipients. The Class includes Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin IIITampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle RevisNew Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston and Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White. The Baltimore Ravens selected LB Jameel McClain as their 2013 recipient. The complete list of recipients is below. This year’s PFATS Athletic Training Staff of the year is from the Houston Texans. Congratulations to Geoff Kaplan, A.J. Van Valkenburgh, Roland Ramirez and the rest of the Texans staff.

The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is an NFL-supported charity dedicated to recognizing courage in the League while improving the lives of abused/neglected children in NFL cities throughout the country. The Foundation annually bestows a prestigious Ed Block Courage Award to a player from each NFL team who, in the eyes of his teammates, exemplifies a commitment to sportsmanship and courage.

The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is committed to establishing a Courage House in every NFL city. On March 17th, 2013 the Foundation will celebrate 36 years of recognizing courage in the NFL, while improving the lives of abused children and families at risk in NFL cities throughout the country. To purchase tickets for the 36th annual Ed Block Courage Awards visit missiontix.com. For more information, please contact Paul Mittermeier at 410-821-6252 or via email at Paulm@edblock.org.

 

AFC

 

Baltimore Ravens Jameel McClain

ILB

Buffalo Bills Arthur Moats

LB

Cincinnati Bengals Robert Geathers

DE

Cleveland Browns T.J. Ward

DB

Denver Broncos Knowshon Moreno

RB

Houston Texans Brian Cushing

ILB

Indianapolis Colts Cory Redding

DE

Jacksonville Jaguars Will Rackley

G/C

Kansas City Chiefs Rodney Hudson

C

Miami Dolphins Paul Soliai

DT

N.E. Patriots Sebastian Vollmer

T

New York Jets Isaiah Trufant

CB

Oakland Raiders Khalif Barnes

T

Pittsburgh Steelers Heath Miller

TE

San Diego Chargers Vincent Brown

WR

Tennessee Titans David Stewart

T

   

NFC

 

Arizona Cardinals Rashad Johnson

S

Atlanta Falcons Roddy White

WR

Carolina Panthers Ryan Kalil

C

Chicago Bears Patrick Mannelly

LS

Dallas Cowboys Barry Church

S

Detroit Lions Nate Burleson

WR

Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly

DT

Minnesota Vikings Kevin Williams

DT

New Orleans Saints Marques Colston

WR

New York Giants Terrell Thomas

CB

Philadelphia Eagles Jason Kelce

C

Seattle Seahawks Chris Clemons

DE

St. Louis Rams Lance Kendricks

TE

San Francisco 49ers Jonathan Goodwin

C

T.B. Buccaneers Darrelle Revis

CB

Wash. Redskins Robert Griffin III

QB

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McClain named Ravens’ Ed Block Courage Award recipient

Posted on 03 December 2013 by WNST Staff

LB Jameel McClain is voted the 2013 Baltimore Ravens Ed Block Courage Award recipient.

 

December 4th, 2013 – Baltimore, Md. – The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation has announced that LB Jameel McClain is the recipient of the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award for the Baltimore Ravens. McClain suffered a spinal cord contusion in Baltimore’s 2012 week 13 game against the Washington Redskins. Jameel was placed on IR and was told by at least one doctor that he would never play the game of football again. McClain never lost belief in his ability to recover from his injury. He was placed on the PUP list to start the 2013 season. After sitting out the required six weeks he returned to action in week seven against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“People counted me out,” McClain stated. “I was told I’d never play again and that I should focus on life after football. But I wasn’t going to succumb. All I could do was believe in myself, which I’ve always done. I fought the odds before, and I’ll fight the odds again. I’ve always believed in myself and tuned out the negativity. If you look now, I’m still here – still doing what I love and fighting for my team.”
Off the field, McClain is highly active in the Baltimore community. Since arriving in Baltimore, McClain has forged a strong relationship with the Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command. McClain, who spent a period of his lifetime living out of a Salvation Army shelter, makes a conscious effort to give back to the organization. Annually, McClain hosts 53 Families, a Thanksgiving food drive, and kicks off the annual Red Kettle Campaign as its spokesperson.

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 his most significant contributions came in the tireless manner in which he gave of himself to help improve the lives of children. He stood for courage and championed the cause of those whodisplayed that characteristic. 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).

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