Kyle Long wins Ed Block Courage Award

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Chicago Bears teammates voted for Kyle Long to win the Ed Block Courage Award

Over the past two seasons Kyle Long has hardly been the beacon of good health. He has 17 starts over the past two years. While he was not able to give his all on the field with his teammates, his teammates did take notice of just how hard he was fighting to get back. Long was named the teams winner of the Ed Block Courage Award. This, of course, was voted on by his teammates.

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The Courage Award is given to a teammate who displays, strength, professionalism and dedication in the locker room as well as being a strong influence in the community. It would be tough to knock any of those traits off of the Kyle Long resume.

Kyle Long, the son of Howie and brother of Chris played his college football at Oregon. The former first round pick started in a full game 16 game schedule as a rookie. In his following season he only missed one start, and in year three, he once again went for a full 16.

However, 2016 is when the injury bug began to hit. A broken ankle put an end to his year. After missing some time to start his 2017 season due to recovery, the year never really got off to a strong start. He wound up suffering a variety of injuries from there, some in which he played through. Still, he only wound up suiting up for 10 games and playing in nine. Yes, John Fox made him an active reserve one game, do not ask why, we have moved on.

Nonetheless, congrats to Kyle on the great honor!