Awards recognized courage on and off field

Ed Block Courage Awards given out

BALTIMORE - The Ed Block Courage Awards are given to one player from each team, voted on by his teammates, for showing courage on and off the field. Ed Block was the late athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts. 

This year, Morgan Cox, the long snapper for the Ravens is  the winner. Cox suffered severe damage to his knee last year.  Nine months after surgery, he was back on the field, not missing a play.

At Tuesday's luncheon, it was  also announced that longtime ABC 2 Sports Director, Scott Garceau would be going into the Baltimore sports casting Hall of Fame.  He will join the likes of Chuck Thompson, Vince Bagli, Jack Dawson and Bill O'Donnell.  

Garceau's sports buddy for over 20 years, Keith Mills, spoke about the man who has been more than a mentor to him in his life.

Personally, I cannot thank the Block Foundation enough for giving my son, Matthew, a special award for fighting a Cancerous Brain Tumor.  But this story is about the compassion of Coach Cam Cameron. 

Cameron heard my son was sick and for the last two and a half seasons before every Ravens game, gets in touch with Matthew to see what plays the Ravens should run. 

Cam Cameron is my son's best medicine.   The all-time greatest call of course was, Ray Rice's 83 yard TD run against the Patriots.  

Dr. Joe Wiley from Sinai may have cured my son, but Coach Cam made him better.  Like Scott who said he wanted to grow up to be like Vince Bagli, my son wants to go up to be like Cam Cameron.

The awards will be handed out in March at Martins West.  Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo and Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher will headline the event.

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