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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been named the team's recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. The award, named after the former Colts trainer and humanitarian, is given to one player on every NFL team who exemplifies courage and good sportsmanship.

Gronk also received the award based on his ability to be a source of inspiration for his teammates.

So now in just a little over a month, the All-Pro tight end has won a Super Bowl, read a passage from the erotic novel written about him on Jimmy Kimmel, appeared on other talk shows, chugged a beer in a Minion hat at the Patriots' Super Bowl parade and apparently trained Chandler Jones for a charity fight with his brother, Jon Jones.

This is the first time a Patriots player who didn't play on the offensive line has won the award since Wes Welker won it in 2010.

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Jesse Gaunce 3/04/2015 05:30:00 PM Edit
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