Every year, each team selects a player they feel best exemplify the values of courage and sportsmanship to name their recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. In partnership with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, the Green Bay Packers have announced their choice for 2020 is offensive tackle Billy Turner.
The foundation established in Ed Block’s name promotes the prevention of child abuse and has established a nation-wide network of 27 “Courage Houses”, each one affiliated with an NFL team, to help neglected and abused children. Of these Courage Houses, the Packers sponsor Family Service of Northeast Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Ed Block earned a Purple Heart in WWII before becoming the head athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1977. He was a physical therapist at a Baltimore hospital for disabled children as well.
Why Billy Turner?
Billy Turner was a vocal social justice advocate in 2020, and founded Public Immunity in 2020 with Asia Ashley. In partnership with Turner’s The Irie Project, Public Immunity promotes unique fashion collections with the goal of raising awareness and resources for activist organizations.
Turner has played a vital role on the offensive line since signing with the Packers in 2019. His versatility has come in handy as Adam Stenavich has moved him around from right guard to both tackle spots, starting at least four games apiece at all three positions, and that trend may continue in 2021 with left tackle David Bakhtiari’s game status potentially up in the air to start the season.
Award recipients in recent years have been a prominent cast
- 2019: Mason Crosby
- 2018: Aaron Rodgers
- 2017: Mike Daniels
- 2016: Jayrone Elliott
- 2015: Sam Barrington
- 2014: Jordy Nelson
- 2013: Johnny Jolly
- 2012: Tramon Williams
- 2011: TJ Lang
- 2010: Charles Woodson
- 2009: Nick Collins
- 2008: Mark Tauscher
The award itself is a pewter football helmet engraved with the Packers logo and the player’s name, team and year.
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