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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | March 9, 1993
It's almost as if Kevin Walker can't turn on the TV set these days without seeing the replay of Bo Jackson's last play as a football player.Jackson is trying to make a comeback as a baseball player with an artificial hip, so the injury he suffered in a 1990 playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals still makes all the highlight shows."
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November 15, 2011
Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox has been named the team's 2011 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. Here's the full news release:   The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation has announced that LS Morgan Cox is the recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award for the Baltimore Ravens. Cox was the lone undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens' 53-man roster during the 2010 campaign. In his first NFL season, he snapped for a pair of specialists who earned Pro Bowl honors, starting kicker Billy Cundiff and first-alternate punter Sam Koch.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
Art Modell was welcomed to Baltimore last night.After being besieged by autograph seekers who thanked him for bringing the NFL back to Baltimore, Modell got a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 2,000 at the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Dinner last night.Modell, who was criticized the past four months from coast to coast for moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, seemed touched by the reception."I'm overwhelmed with the response here tonight," Modell said."If this is the enthusiasm for NFL football, what's going to happen when we win a few games?"
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2011
The line of football fans seeking autographs snaked out the door, down the spiral staircase and into the lobby at Martin's West. At the Ed Block Courage Awards banquet Tuesday night, hundreds of people waited as long as 45 minutes for NFL players to sign helmets, jerseys, balls and programs. Among those signing was Nick Eason of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ravens fans gave him the business — and Eason gave it right back. "I like your smile, but that quarterback of yours [Ben Roethlisberger]
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1999
Aaron Craver is one of the few people who misses having big phone bills.The New Orleans Saints running back used to talk frequently on the phone to his mother in San Diego."
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March 5, 1991
Dan Rooney, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Frank Deford, editor-in-chief of The National sports daily, are among the guests of honor at the 13th annual Ed Block Courage Awards a week from tonight at Martin's West.The affair annually honors recipients from all 28 NFL teams who have best exemplified the traits of courage as shown by Block, now deceased, who was a beloved trainer for the Baltimore Colts for many years.Since the inception of the banquet, the Ed Block Courage Foundation has raised nearly $1.5 million in support of abused children.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 7, 1999
Safety Stevon Moore was selected as the Ravens' 1998 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, as the foundation announced the 30 NFL clubs' selections yesterday.Each team selects one player -- through a vote of his teammates -- who exemplifies courage on and off the field and serves as a role model to his team and community. The 30 players will be honored at the 21st annual Ed Block Courage Awards banquet ar Martin's West on March 9.The event serves as a fund-raiser for the foundation, with proceeds benefiting the Courage House National Support Network of centers for abused children in eight NFL cities.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 6, 2000
The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation announced the recipients for its 1999 Ed Block Courage Awards yesterday. One player from each NFL team is chosen by vote of his teammates for exemplifying courage on and off the field and serving as a role model for his team and community. The Ravens' Block Award recipient this year is linebacker Peter Boulware. Recipients will be honored at a banquet in Baltimore on March 7. Proceeds from the banquet benefit the Courage House National Support Network of centers for abused children in 10 NFL cities.
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By RICK MAESE | March 4, 2007
The sign that greets visitors is nothing more than an 8-by-10 piece of paper printed off a computer and taped to the office's front door. The chairs in the conference room don't match, the cardboard boxes still aren't unpacked from the recent move and the phone won't stop ringing. Less than three weeks to go. The next 10 days make up the busy period, as organizers round up athlete RSVPs and sell the last available tickets for the 29th annual Ed Block Courage Awards banquet. The night of the ceremony, it's all black ties, bright lights and cloth napkins.
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By John Steadman | February 12, 1992
This is an honor Mike Utley knows about and wants so much to receive. It will be a struggle for a partially paralyzed patient, still undergoing therapy, to move from a Denver hospital room to a banquet hall in Baltimore, but he craves to do it. Cheering on the sidelines are his Detroit Lions teammates, who voted him the distinction.Utley's first "road" trip since the spinal injury sustained in a game against the Los Angeles Rams last season is for the purpose of attending the Ed Block Courage Awards, which are being held in Baltimore for the 14th successive year on March 3. Each National Football League team decides on a player to represent it who demonstrated the highest degree of character, fortitude and determination.
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By Sloane Brown | Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2010
A t first glance, the gathering at the Martin's West banquet hall looked like any other black-tie affair. Formally clad guests politely chatted while sipping cocktails and sampling hors d'oeuvres. On closer inspection, it was apparent that many of the tuxedos in the room were of the big-and-tall variety. After all, this was the VIP reception for the annual Ed Block Courage Awards. The annual event honors one player from each of the 32 NFL teams. Al Poklemba , Glenelg Country School athletic director, and his wife, Cheri Poklemba , discovered there was one tiny issue with all those big tuxedos.
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By Jill Rosen and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 9, 2010
Carrying signs with slogans like "No awards for dog killers" and "Cowards abuse animals," Tuesday evening about 100 protesters picketed the award ceremony at which convicted dogfighter Michael Vick received an award for his courage and sportsmanship. Protesters, many holding pictures of Vick's mutilated fighting dogs, and a few with dogs of their own on leashes, lined the road leading to the Martin's West banquet hall, where the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, was set to accept the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation's coveted honor.
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By From Sun staff and news services | December 30, 2009
Recipients of this year's Ed Block Courage Award were announced Tuesday, and Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick's name is still on the list. Animal-rights advocates criticized the Eagles for choosing as its honoree a player who has served a prison sentence in connection with a dogfighting operation marked by the killing of canines. The award, named after a longtime Baltimore Colts trainer and humanitarian, seeks to honor players who "exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage."
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun reporter | March 12, 2008
Kevin Everett signed about 300 autographs last night at the Ed Block Courage Awards banquet at Martin's West. Afterward, he waggled his tired right wrist and smiled. It was, he said, a good hurt. "That was a workout - for my hand," said Everett, the Buffalo Bills tight end who fractured his spine in a football game in September - an injury initially believed likely to leave him paralyzed. But Everett is recovering, and though he'll never play football again, he has become a hero to others.
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By RICK MAESE | March 4, 2007
The sign that greets visitors is nothing more than an 8-by-10 piece of paper printed off a computer and taped to the office's front door. The chairs in the conference room don't match, the cardboard boxes still aren't unpacked from the recent move and the phone won't stop ringing. Less than three weeks to go. The next 10 days make up the busy period, as organizers round up athlete RSVPs and sell the last available tickets for the 29th annual Ed Block Courage Awards banquet. The night of the ceremony, it's all black ties, bright lights and cloth napkins.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2000
LeShon Johnson is one NFL player who doesn't need an off-season workout program. The New York Giants' running back works every day on his 12-acre ranch outside Tulsa, Okla., that features 10 horse stalls. Johnson bought the place this year near his father's 16-acre spread, and he's a hands-on owner who does everything, including cleaning out the stalls. "My wife gets on me every day that I'm out there doing all the work [even though he hired a ranch hand] instead of sitting back in the house," he said with a smile.
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