CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on December 7, 2020.
The Cleveland Browns announced today that running back Nick Chubb has been nominated by his teammates as the team's 2020 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.
Each year, a member from every NFL team who demonstrates courage, compassion, commitment, and community, exemplifying Ed Block, the former head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts, receives the award.
"This is a big honor. I want to thank you, teammates, for this award," said Chubb. "I also want to thank the Browns athletic trainers and doctors for helping me get back on the field to do what I love."
Since being drafted by the Browns in 2018, Chubb has rushed for 3,289 yards with 23 touchdowns and has hauled in 63 catches for 502 yards with two scores. Last season, Chubb earned his first career Pro Bowl accolade after becoming the first Brown to register at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his first two seasons.
Chubb is currently ranked third in the league in rushing yards per game (99.9) and first in yards per carry (6.0 avg.) among running backs, despite missing four games. He has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in five of his eight games played this season.
"Chubb has also been active in Browns Give Back's efforts in the Northeast Ohio community and the team's commitment to education, youth football and the First and Ten volunteering movement," a press release from the Browns reads. "This past offseason, he teamed up with VKTRY Gear to provide 500 free pairs of insoles to frontline healthcare workers. Additionally, Chubb annually hosts youth football camps in Georgia in conjunction with Patriots RB Sony Michel, his close friend and college teammate."
Chubb will be recognized during Providence House's Annual Deck the House Benefit Auction tonight which will be hosted virtually this year.