Roy Miller has been selected by his teammates as the 2014 Ed Block Courage Award winner. The award is presented each year to one member of every NFL team, recognizing the player’s courage and dedication in returning from injury or illness.
Miller suffered a shoulderinjury during the 2013 season and played through the injury instead of opting for surgery. He waited until the conclusion of the season to get the shoulder surgically repaired. Miller spent the entire offseason rehabilitating the injury in Jacksonville and has returned to full health for the 2014 season. He has started all 11 games and has totaled 22 tackles and four tackles for loss.
“Roy stands for everything this award is about,” Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks said. “He battled through an injury the entire season, never complained, but played every Sunday for us. He is the epitome of a true teammate. It was a real credit to him and his dedication to his teammates.”
Miller will be honored along with the other 31 team nominees in March of 2015 at the 36th annual Ed Block Courage Awards gala in Baltimore.
Miller was also nominated as the Jaguars 2014 Salute to Service Nominee. Teams nominated players, coaches, personnel and alumni who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. Finalists for the award will be announced in January, and the winner will be recognized at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in Arizona on Saturday, January 31, the night before Super Bowl XLIX.