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Jaguars players name Roy Miller as Ed Block Courage Award winner

Miller will represent the Jacksonville Jaguars at the 36th Annual Ed Block Courage Awards.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Roy Miller as their 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 shoulder injury during the 2013 season and played through the injury instead of opting for surgery, finishing the season with 14 games played and 24 tackles. 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 so far this year, and has totaled 22 tackles, four tackles for loss, and a sack.

"Roy stands for everything this award is about," said Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks. "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 2015 at the 36th annual Ed Block Courage Awards gala in Baltimore.