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2010 Ed Block Courage Award Winner: Ryan Clady

The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation will celebrate the 33nd annual Ed Block Courage Awards March 8 at Martin's West. One player from every NFL team will be honored for his commitment to the principles of courage and sportsmanship while serving as an inspiration in the locker rooms and community. In anticipation of the big night, PressBox is profiling each award winner. Click here for more profiles.

OL Ryan Clady has been named the Denver Broncos' 2010 Ed Block Courage award recipient.

Clady recovered from an offseason knee injury to start all 16 games for the Broncos this season to increase his career starting streak to 48 games since he entered the league with the Broncos as a first-round selection (12th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft from Boise State University.

"Ryan is a class-act player who is undoubtedly deserving of this season's Ed Block Courage Award," said Broncos Head Athletic Trainer Steve Antonopulos, who is in his 35th sesason with the organization. "His courage, hard work and dedication are apparent with his remarkable return from a torn patella tendon he suffered in April. During his rehab, he was consistently ahead of schedule, and it takes a very special mindset and a very big heart to make that quick of a recovery."

Posted March 3, 2011