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Welker Named Patriots' Ed Block Courage Award Winner

Wes Welker didn't miss a beat coming back from a torn ACL and MCL - a feat his New England Patriots teammates have recognized him for.


Welker was named the Patriots receipent of the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award, an honor that each NFL team's players reward to a teammate who has overcome an significant personal or physical obstacle in the past season. 


The seventh year wide receiver tore his ACL and MCL in last season's regular season finale, an injury that typically comes with a 18 month recovery. But Welker, like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady before him, left that timetable in the dust. He was with the team for June mini-camp, training camp and didn't miss any time in the regular season. Welker has been currently leads the Patriots with 86 receptions for 848 yards, which is also good for fourth in the entire league.


Welker will be honored with the other teams' Ed Block recipients at a March dinner in Baltimore. Why Baltimore? Block, the award's namesake, World War II veteran and medical volunteer for children's charities, was the former head trainer for the Baltimore Colts.