Only several months removed from ACL surgery that kept him out of game action early in the season, safety and Special Teamer Colt Anderson has won the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012 Ed Block Courage Award.
Anderson recently stepped into the role of a starter as the play of Kurt Coleman continued to deteriorate. He’s recorded 18 tackles and forced two fumbles, with 11 of those tackles coming in the past two games as the team’s starting strong safety. He made the Pro Bowl last season as the NFC’s Special Teams player, a great honor for one of the league’s top coverage guys.
“Colt is the epitome of what this award represents,” said Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder to NJ.com. “He approached every day of his rehab process like it was game day. His intensity and passion and attention to detail allowed him to have such a quick and successful recovery, and I think that’s something that inspires his teammates. Colt is a guy who has had to work extremely hard for everything he has achieved, and this is a well-deserved honor for him.”
The Ed Block Courage Award is given to a player on each team who is voted by his teammates as “as a role model of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage”. Other notable winners from this year so far have been the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson and Ravens’ Terrell Suggs.