Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was named the team's 2013 Ed Block Courage Award winner, according to the award's official website.
According to the website:
Each year, the Ed Block Courage Awards honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. This award is unique in that the recipients are selected solely by a vote of their teammates. Every fall all thirty two teams conduct a vote which results in each team selecting their Ed Block Courage Award recipient for the year.
In 2013, Jolly came back from a three-year suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy along with a stint in prison. He played in 13 games, starting eight, and made 21 tackles.
Jolly and the winners from each NFL team will be honored at a banquet held March 17 in Baltimore.
Other recent recipients of the award from the Packers include cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson and offensive lineman T.J. Lang.
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