Indianapolis Colts defensive end Cory Redding has been selected by his teammates as the recipient of the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award.
Each NFL team nominates a player for the award each year, which recognizes courageous play by an individual.
"The Ed Block Courage Award is special to me because these are the things that I cherish and hold close to my heart as far as being a leader on and off the field, helping people in need, challenging myself in times of adversity to bounce back, all the characteristics that make up the Ed Block Courage Award," said Redding. "To be nominated by my peers and elected from a committee of people to receive this award is the greatest honor I've had to this point in the game of football and I'll do my best to represent the award."@
Redding has started all 24 games he's played since joining the Colts last season. He has recorded 73 tackles, 5.5 sacks and had a fumble recovery in his time in Indianapolis.
Redding and the recipients from the other 31 NFL teams will be honored at a banquet in Baltimore in March.