BALTIMORE — Meadowbrook High School graduate and current Washington Redskins player, Morgan Moses, won the team’s Ed Block Courage award Saturday after overcoming a serious injury and starting every game in 2015.
The annual award is voted on by teammates on each NFL team for a player that is a role model and displays inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage in the face of adversity.
Moses’ rookie year was cut short after he suffered a Lisfranc foot injury, leaving his future in doubt.
After an off-season of rehabbing and training, Moses established him as a starter on the team, beating out rookie and 2015 number 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff for the right tackle position.
Moses went on to have a very strong sophomore campaign on a much improved Redskins offensive line, helping the team secure the NFC East crown.
The Richmond native and UVA graduate accepted the honor Saturday at the Ed Block Courage Awards in Baltimore.
“It’s a blessing,” Moses said. “First of all, it’s a great deal to be voted on by my organization and my teammates.”
Redskins Head Athletic Trainer Larry Hess praised Moses for his hard work and overcoming tremendous odds.
“To go from being a backup last year – a rookie – and sustain a significant injury to his left foot and then be able to return to the field and earn our starting right tackle position is a testament to his hard work and dedication.”
Moses said the last year “has been tremendous” as he rehabbed and established himself as a important part of the team’s offense.
“I just dedicated myself to the process and it paid off. I came back and started every game last year and it was a big deal for me,” he said at the ceremony.
Ed Block Courage Award recipients are also honored for working tirelessly in helping the community.
Moses has spent time with students and families in Northern Virginia in D.C., but he’s also helped in his native Richmond, Va., area.
The Ed Block award is named after a longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian.