Eden Prairie, MN (November 28, 2014) –Vikings WR Greg Jennings has been selected as the club's 2014 Ed Block Courage Award recipient by his teammates. The veteran WR was recognized by teammates for his leadership, generosity and willingness in community outreach efforts in the Twin Cities and his hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. Along with his work through the Greg Jennings Foundation, he is also active with teammates' community outreach events. Jennings recently received the Minneapolis Police Community Service Award and is active with the locally-owned Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Jennings is in his 2nd season with the Vikings, and 9th in the NFL, joining the team in 2013 as a free agent from Green Bay. Jennings led the team in receptions in 2013 and leads the team in 2014. He passed the 500 career reception plateau in 2014 and is closing in on the NFL's top 100 all-time in career catches. Jennings currently has 60 career TD catches and is tied for the 5th-most TD receptions in the NFL since 2007.
Since 1984, the Ed Block Courage Award annually honors one player from every NFL team who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Recipients are selected by a vote of their teammates to recognize both on and off the field extra efforts and their ability to overcome great adversity, whether it be personal or professional. The Ed Block Courage Award is named in honor of Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts. Winners travel to Baltimore every March to receive their trophy at a gala in their honor and spend time at the local Courage House at St. Vincent's Center, a facility specializing in working with abused children. This visit, and the time spent with the children, allows each recipient to fully comprehend the true meaning of the award.
For more information on the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, visit www.edblock.org.