Tarik Cohen, a player many fans may have forgotten in 2021, won the Chicago Bears' Ed Block Award. The award exemplifies courage, commitment to sportsmanship, and is given to one player per team in the NFL. The Bears' running back is still fighting his way back onto the gridiron and inspires his teammates with courage. Thus, they voted for him to win this prestigious and honorable award.
Tarik Cohen's Path
Tarik Cohen has been off the football field since Week 3 of the 2020 season. He's been rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered on a punt return play gone wrong. Cohen had his best season with the Bears in 2018. He rushed for 444 yards on 99 carries and scored three times. He also hauled in 71 passes for 725 yards and five touchdowns.
The Chicago Bears badly missed the versatility of a player like Cohen in 2020 and 2021, and his strength to persevere through adversity is a clear indication of why he won the Ed Block Award.
Who is Ed Block and What is the Award?
Ed Block was the head trainer for the Baltimore Colts for many years. But he and his wife dedicated a large portion of their lives to helping less fortunate children in foster homes. This is the 44th year of the Ed Block Award. The awards luncheon is Tuesday, April 5 at the Des Plaines banquet hall Manzo's Banquets and Catering.
This prestigious award exemplifies courage and battling through adversity. There is no other current Chicago Bears player more deserving of this honor.