MVP Favre among 30 to get Block Awards Players honored here March 18 for courage

March 05, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Brett Favre, the NFL Most Valuable Player the past two seasons, will be among the players honored at the 19th annual Ed Block Courage Awards on March 18 at Martin's West.

Favre, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, is one of 30 recipients of the Block Awards, which are given to a member of each NFL team. Winners are chosen by their teammates for demonstrating qualities of courage originally set down by the late Ed Block, a longtime trainer for the Baltimore Colts.

Other featured guests this year include two Hall of Famers: former Colts tight end John Mackey and former Cleveland Browns-Washington Redskins running back/wide receiver Bobby Mitchell.

The Eddie Block Foundation, which sponsors the awards, is a charitable organization formed to benefit abused children. The ultimate goal for Sam Lamantia, the driving force behind the group, is to establish a Courage House in each NFL city. The local recipient is the St. Vincent Center.

Award recipients are treated to a three-day program that includes a tour of St. Vincent and the award banquet. For information, call (410) 661-3222.

Ed Block winners

AFC

Player .. .. .. .. ..Team .. .. .. .. .Pos.

Mark Maddox .. ... ..Buffalo.. .. .. .. LB

Eugene Daniel .. .. .Indianapolis .. .. .DB

Bernie Parmalee .. ..Miami .. .. .. .. ..RB

Sam Gash .. .. .. ...New England .. .. ..RB

Siupeli Malamala .. .New York Jets .. . .OL

Anthony Pleasant .. .Ravens .. .. .. .. .DE

James Francis .. .. .Cincinnati .. .. ...LB

Blaine Bishop .. .. .Houston .. .. .. ...DB

Derek Brown .. .. ...Jacksonville .. .. .TE

Rod Woodson .. .. ...Pittsburgh .... .. .DB

Ed McCaffrey .. .. ..Denver .. .. .. .. .WR

Dave Szott .. .. . ..Kansas City .. .. ...G

Terry McDaniel .. ...Oakland .. .. .. . .DB

Courtney Hall .. .. .San Diego .. .. .. ..C

Steve Broussard .. ..Seattle .. .. .. ...RB

NFC

Ernest Dye .. .. .. .Arizona .. .. .. .. OL

Kevin Smith .. .. ...Dallas .. .. .. .. .DB

Scott Davis .. .. ...New York Giants .. ..G

Kevin Turner .. .. ..Philadelphia .. .. .RB

Ed Simmons .. .. .. .Washington .. .. .. .T

John Mangum .. .. ...Chicago .. .. .. ...DB

Bennie Blades .. .. .Detroit .. .. .. ...DB

Brett Favre .. .. ...Green Bay .. .. .. .QB

Scottie Graham .. ...Minnesota .. .. ... RB

Charles Dimry .. .. .Tampa Bay .. .. .. .DB

Bobby Hebert .. .. ..Atlanta .. .. .. ...QB

Lamar Lathon .. .. ..Carolina .. .. .. ..LB

Jim Dombrowski .. ...New Orleans .. .. ...T

Alexander Wright .. .St. Louis .. .. .. .WR

William Floyd .. .. .San Francisco .. ...RB

Pub Date: 3/05/97

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