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Monday, April 9, 2012
Urlacher to receive Courage Award Tuesday

By Jeff Dickerson

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will be presented with the Ed Block Courage Award on Tuesday during a ceremony at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Ill., the team announced on Monday.

The Ed Block Courage Award is given out each year to one member of every NFL team and is awarded to the players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipients of the award are selected solely by the vote of their teammates.

Former Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams was presented with the honor last summer.

Urlacher is also a two-time winner of the Brian Piccolo Award.

Bears coach Lovie Smith is also scheduled to be in attendance.