Originally written on Phins Phocus  |  Last updated 10/20/14

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 22: Running back Wali Lundy #33 of the Houston Texans runs the ball against Tony McDaniel #96 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on October 22, 2006 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  The offseason is about to begin officially in the NFL right after the Super Bowl, but for the Dolphins Tony McDaniel, his offseason includes adding an honor to his mantle piece. Tony McDaniel was honored with the Ed Block Courage Award, for exemplifying principles of "sportsmanship and courage." In fact, all 32 clubs in the NFL have an award winner and each player is voted by his teammates to receive this award. Past honorees include: Zach Thomas, Yeremiah Bell, David Bowens, Justin Smiley, Patrick Cobbs, and Jake Long.  Remarkably, the Ed Block Foundation is more than the award itself in that it raises awareness about abused children.  In fact, each award winner has assisted families and abused children in crisis. While McDaniel was known for his sportsmanship and courage, and service, he posted a pretty decent Dolphin career as a backup NT in the 3-4 scheme and backup DT in the Dolphins 4-3 scheme this season.  As a backup, he did the dirty wor...
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