Safety Jordan Poyer has proven himself to be an invaluable member of the Buffalo Bills secondary in 2017, appearing in and starting 12 games while making 81 tackles (57 solo). Poyer, whose free agent signing this past offseason didn’t generate much national buzz, has certainly made a name for himself at One Bills Drive. In his first season with the Bills, his teammates honored Poyer as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner for 2017.
Poyer has rebounded nicely from a lacerated kidney that forced him to miss 10 games of the 2016 season while he was a member of the Cleveland Browns. So far this year, Poyer is the only player in the league who has made 80 or more tackles (81) with two or more sacks (two) and two or more interceptions (two).
Each year, the Buffalo Bills select one player to receive the Ed Block Courage Award, which goes to the player who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength, and dedication while serving as a community role model for others.
Poyer and the other 31 recipients from across the NFL will be honored during the 40th annual national Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation ceremony, to be held March 10, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.