For the second time in his seven-year career, Allen Robinson is an Ed Block Courage Award winner.
Having previously won the award in 2015, the Bears announced on Wednesday that Robinson was again elected by his teammates as the Bears player who best "displays professionalism, strength, dedication and is a community role model." The Bears' star receiver has been a mainstay in the community since coming to Chicago in 2018, mostly through his Within Reach foundation.
When talking with reporters on Wednesday, Robinson spoke at length about what it means to him to win the award a second time.
"It means a lot," he said. "It means a lot because I think any award that you win that’s judged on by your peers, I think that means a lot. At the end of the day, you can do a lot in the community, you can do a lot on the field, but it really goes down to how you impact the people around you, and that’s on an everyday basis, whether that’s performance based, whether that’s motivational, whatever the case may be.
"To be acknowledged from my teammates for my community efforts and also for my efforts on the field, that’s definitely what you work for. You want to be judged by those guys because those are the guys who are putting in the same work as you.”