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Cleveland Browns Punter Reggie Hodges has been chosen by his teammates as the 2012 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, the team announced on Friday. He is the first punter in team history to win the award.
After missing all of last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Hodges has returned to form this season. He has recorded 72 punts with an average of 42.0 yards and a net average of 36.9. He has landed 24 punts inside the 20 yard line, which is tied for the sixth-most in the NFL this season.
During the offseason, Hodges, along with teammates Mohamed Massaquoi and Benjamin Watson, went on a mission trip to Jamaica, where they provided shoes and supplies for kids. Hodges has also been very active in the Cleveland community, volunteering his time for events at the City Mission and Providence House. Hodges and his wife, Arin, also participated in the Browns Adopt-A-Family program through The Littlest Heroes, an organization that works with kids diagnosed with cancer and their families.
The Ed Block Courage Award is an annual recognition given to a member of each of the 32 NFL teams who exemplifies the qualities of Ed Block, the former Head Athletic Trainer of the Baltimore Colts. The qualities of courage, compassion, commitment and community serve as the criteria. All 32 winners will be honored at an event in March 2013 in Baltimore.
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