Morgan Moses has been named the Redskins’ 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner. The honor is given annually to a player from each team for displaying extraordinary courage in the face of adversity.
The second year right tackle has started all eight games this season after suffering a Lisfranc injury to his left foot late last year. The injury required season-ending surgery and months of arduous rehab.
Moses claimed a starting job in training camp and has performed solidly thus far. In fact, he’s one of 27 tackles (right or left) to earn a positive grade from ProfootballFocus.com this season.
“Morgan spent the offseason rehabbing with us after surgery, worked really hard in rehab and was able to come back for full clearance at the start of training camp at the end of July. He was able to return back to the field and compete for a starting position,” Redskins head trainer Larry Hess said in a statement. “To go from being a backup last year – a rookie – and sustain a significant injury to his left foot and then be able to return to the field and earn our starting right tackle position is a testament to his hard work and dedication.”
The 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.
Keenan Robinson was the Redskins’ winner last season. Robert Griffin III claimed the honor in 2013.
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