NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints named offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod their Ed Block Courage Award winner. The honor is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who has persevered through adversity.
New Orleans awarded Bushrod because of their respect and admiration for his persistence through an extremely difficult time for him and his family. Bushrod and his wife, Jessica, had their newborn daughter, Jordyn, die in October.
“Obviously this has been one of the toughest times for myself and my family, but at the end of the day I felt it was important to be here for my teammates” said Bushrod in a release from the Saints. “While I appreciate their recognition in voting me as the club winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, I would like to thank my them back. The love and support of my teammates, their significant others and the entire Saints organization the last couple months has been very important in helping our family deal with and work through the best we can the traumatic loss of our daughter.”