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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been selected by his teammates as the recipient of the 2021 Ed Block Courage Award.

The award is an annual recognition for courageous play by an individual. Hilton is one of 32 National Football League players who earned the accolade.   

“Thank you to my teammates for selecting me for this prestigious award. I take pride in representing the Horseshoe for my family, friends, teammates, and the fans. I’ve long admired many of the past winners and it’s humbling to now be included in that group,” said Hilton.

A four-time Pro Bowler, Hilton has played in 140 career games (118 starts) in 10 seasons (2012-21) with the Colts and has totaled 624 receptions for 9,556 yards (15.3 avg.) and 51 touchdowns.  He was originally selected by Indianapolis in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Hilton ranks in the top five in franchise history in numerous categories, including receptions (fourth), receiving yards (third), receiving touchdowns (fourth), and scrimmage yards (fifth).  

Hilton has hosted multiple youth football camps and has participated several times in the Indiana Black Expo Saving Our Youth Celebrity Basketball Game, which raises money for scholarships for youth. Hilton participates in the Colts Community Ticket Block program and each home game donates tickets to the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis.

As part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative, Hilton has supported the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade (2019, 2021), the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville (2020) and Fathers & Families (2016-18).

The award is named after Ed Block who was the head athletic trainer for the Baltimore Colts from 1954-77. He served as trainer emeritus with the club until he passed away in 1983.

“I want to congratulate T.Y. Hilton on being named this year’s Ed Block Courage Award winner. This award obviously is a very prestigious award for courageous play by an individual, on and off-the-field accolades. Everybody knows that T.Y. is the man around here. On and off the field he’s an impact player, a great leader, just raises and elevates everybody’s game he’s around. He’s overcome a lot in his life and his career here. So, couldn’t be more proud of T.Y. as our captain and our leader,” said Colts Head Coach Frank Reich.

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