Today, a total of five Ravens were honored with AFC Pro Bowl accolades, and Dawan Landry with a prestigious award. Landry was voted by his teammates to be the Ravens’ recipient of The Ed Block Courage Award. When you think about it, there’s really no other guy who should’ve gotten the award. Landry had a severe neck injury last season that scared the nuggets out of everybody when it happened. Landry’s effort during rehab and lack of fear hitting the field again is a truly great feat and he deserves the respect and honor this award contains.
In addition to Landry’s election, the Ravens have had 5 players elected to the 2010 Pro Bowl in Miami. Veterans of the annual game, Ray Lewis (2010 will be his 11th Pro Bowl) and Ed Reed (his 6th), will join Le’Ron McClain, going for the second straight season and two first-time Pro Bowlers, Ray Rice and Haloti Ngata. Rice is just under 2,000 total yards of offense with 1,952 going into Week 17. The voting contains three departments, one-third players’ votes, one-third coaches’ votes and one-third fans’ votes. Ngata is finally getting the recognition he deserves as one of the NFL’s top defensive linemen, and Rice is being rewarded for an incredible season that has given the Ravens a dangerous, versatile weapon on offense. The only player of the five that is not starting is Rice, because obviously, Chris Johnson will be the starter at running back. The full rosters are here.