Former Falcon Lichtensteiger earns NFL courage award (12-19-12)


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kory Lichtensteiger, a former Bowling Green Falcon who is now
playing for the Washington Redskins has been named the recipient of the Ed Block
Courage Award.
The award is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who
displays courage in the face of adversity.
Lichtensteiger, who played at Bowling Green from 2003-07, was drafted in the fourth
round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
After playing in just 16 games (no starts) in his first two seasons, Lichtensteiger
has found a home with the Redskins. Since coming to Washington in 2010, he has
started 33 of the 35 games in which he has played.
His 2011 season was cut short idue to a severe knee injury.
His comeback this season is the reason Lichtensteiger was given the award.
“Leading into surgery and following surgery, Kory was dedicated to his rehabilitation
program and getting himself ready for the following year,” said Larry Hess, the
Redskins head athletic trainer.
Lichtensteiger, the starting left guard, is part of an offensive line unit that has
helped the Redskins lead the NFL in rushing yards this season, averaging 164.8
yards per game.
“Kory is a warrior,” said Mike Shanahan Redskins’ Executive Vice President/Head Coach
Mike Shanahan said. “He not only came back strong and healthy from a torn ACL in
less than a year, but he tore his MCL in that knee as well. To be playing at the
high level he is, speaks to the hard work he put in during the offseason.”
The Courage Award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the
Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected

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