Wes Welker receives the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award

Welker has had a trying year in terms of injuriesBy Jonathan Bennett

While buzz may be surrounding Tom Brady's potential second MVP trophy, another one of his teammates was recently given a recognition award for his performance on the field.

Wes Welker, the receiver for the Patriots, put his 2010 season in jeopardy when he tore both his ACL and MCL during the team's end of the regular season in 2009, according to the Boston Globe. After undergoing surgery and returning to the field, Welker is back in full force this season with 86 catches for 848 yards and seven touchdowns.

As a result, Welker received the Patriots' 2010 Ed Block Courage Award, which, according to the news provider, is given to someone who "best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as a source of inspiration."

The Ed Block Courage Award was named after the trainer for the Baltimore Colts, who was also known for his humanitarian work. The award is run by the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation since 1978, originally limited to only the Colts before spreading to the rest of the NFL in 1984.