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Jordan Poyer named Ed Block Courage Award winner
December 13, 2017 05:00 PM | Chris Brown

Bills safety Jordan Poyer has been named the team's Ed Block Courage Award winner for 2017.

Poyer is in his first season with the Bills. He returned this offseason from a lacerated kidney that landed him on injured reserve after just six games played in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns.

The safety hasn't just returned to the field, Poyer is excelling. He is currently the only NFL player with 80-plus tackles (81), two-plus sacks (2) & two-plus interceptions (2).

The Ed Block Courage Award is presented to the Buffalo Bills player who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength, dedication and serves as a community role model for others.

Poyer will take part in the 40th annual national Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation ceremony on March 10, 2017 at The Renaissance Hotel - Inner Harbor Baltimore in Baltimore, MD and he will be honored with the 31 other award representatives from each NFL team.

Here is a list of the previous Ed Block Courage Award winners for the Bills.

1985 - Jerry Butler

2001 - Jerry Ostroski

1986 - Lucius Sanford

2002 - Tony Driver

1987 - Robb Riddick

2003 - Pat Williams

1988 - Tim Vogler

2004 - Travis Henry

1989 - Steve Tasker

2005 - Mark Campbell

1990 - Darryl Talley

2006 - Takeo Spikes

1991 - Mark Kelso

2007 - Kevin Everett

1992 - Bruce Smith

2008 - Chris Kelsay

1993 - John Davis

2009 - James Hardy

1994 - Kent Hull

2010 - Jairus Byrd

1995 - Jim Kelly

2011 - Andra Davis

1996 - Mark Maddox

2012 - Kyle Williams

1997 - Henry Jones

2013 - Arthur Moats

1998 - John Holecek

2014 - Marcus Easley

1999 - Sean Moran

2015 - Cordy Glenn

2000 - Joe Panos

2016 -Stephon Gilmore

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