Each year, the Ed Block Courage Award honors players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.
Paradis has played all 999 possible snaps through 15 games in 2016 while working through hip injuries. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the first time in his career.
The Ed Block Courage Award is named in honor of Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts, who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian. Recipients are selected by their teammates for exceptional courage, great character and inspiring effort.
The 39th Ed Block Courage Awards recognizing recipients from each of the 32 NFL teams will be held at the Renaissance Hotel-Inner Harbor in Baltimore on March 9.
ALL-TIME DENVER BRONCOS ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD WINNERS
|1984||Keith Bishop||1996||Ed McCaffrey||2008||Marquand Manuel|
|1985||Rulon Jones||1997||Steve Atwater||2009||Brian Dawkins|
|1986||Rubin Carter||1998||Tony Jones||2010||Ryan Clady|
|1987||Dennis Smith||1999||Rod Smith||2011||Elvis Dumervil|
|1988||Gerald Wilhite||2000||John Mobley||2012||Chris Kuper|
|1989||Rick Dennison||2001||Terrell Davis||2013||Knowshon Moreno|
|1990||Keith Kartz||2002||Keith Burns||2014||Chris Harris Jr.|
|1991||John Elway||2003||Tom Nalen||2015||Brandon Marshall/|
|1992||Dennis Smith||2004||Dan Neil||Danny Trevathan|
|1993||Simon Fletcher||2005||Dwayne Carswell||2016||Matt Paradis|
|1994||Rondel Jones||2006||Louis Green|
|1995||Dave Wyman||2007||John Engelberger|