Sam Hurd named Ed Block winner

IRVING, Texas -- It was a good and bad day for Sam Hurd.

His season came to an end Friday because of migraines, but he was selected by his teammates as the winner of the Ed Block Courage Award.

Ed Block was a long-time athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts. Each team picks a player who exemplifies “commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.”

Hurd overcame offseason surgery to his right thumb to be voted a special teams captain by his teammates and is second on the club with 21 stops. He also had one start at wide receiver and has 14 catches for 120 yards.

Hurd will be presented with his award at a March 8 banquet in Baltimore.

Kyle Kosier was named the winner of the award last year.