Lions’ quarterback Shaun Hill has been selected the Detroit Lions’ 2011 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, which recognizes men of courage in the NFL. The East Side Athletic Club of Baltimore presents the award annually to an individual from each of the 32 league organizations. Hill will be honored locally at the Detroit Lions Courage House Dinner, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Ford Field.
Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril recently spoke to Ndamukong Suh in the wake of the Lions defensive tackle’s highly publicized car accident, and he had this to say in regard to his teammate’s current mindset:
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.