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Teammates honor Kansas City's Huard

11/19/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Chiefs have named injured quarterback Damon Huard their 2008 recipient of the Ed Block Courage award.

Players for each team vote for a teammate. The 32 team winners are honored at a March banquet in Baltimore. The award is named in honor of longtime Colts athletic trainer Ed Block.

The award goes to a player who displays courage and toughness. Huard has been with the Chiefs since 2004 and had an excellent season in 2006. He was starting this season as an injury replacement for Brodie Croyle but Huard was injured himself and put on injured reserve.

This could end up being a parting thank-you gift for Huard. He is 35 and it wouldn't be a shock if Kansas City goes in a different direction at backup quarterback in 2009.