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St. Louis Rams 2013 Award Winners

The St. Louis Rams handed out a few awards on Monday. The players and coaches voted, and five of 2013’s standouts were honored by their teammates. Without further ado...

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Daniel F. Reeves Award

[Most Valuable Player]
Robert Quinn

Carl Ekern Spirit of the Game Award

[Sportsmanship, Ethics, Commitment to Team]
James Laurinaitis

Carroll Rosenbloom Award

[Rookie of the Year]
Zac Stacy

Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

[Community Service]
William Hayes

Ed Block Courage Award

[Inspiration, Courage, Overcoming Adversity]
Lance Kendricks

Robert Quinn earning top honors this year as the team’s MVP comes as no surprise. The Rams’ DE wreaked havoc on opposing left tackles and quarterbacks for the entirety of 2013, and he missed winning the first ever Deacon Jones [Sack] Award by 1/2 sacks. Several players had solid 2013 seasons, but no player stood out - or dominated - like Quinn.

A Closer Look at the Awards:

Daniel F. Reeves Award - Handed out annually as voted upon by the team’s players and coaches. Daniel F. Reeves was the owner of the Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams from 1941 to 1971.

Last Year’s Winner: Steven Jackson [won four consecutive times between 2009 and 2012]

Carl Ekern Spirit of the Game Award: Given, annually to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to his teammates. Ekern was a former Rams’ linebacker who played for the LA Rams between 1976-1988.

Last Year’s Winner: Steven Jackson

Carroll Rosenbloom Award: Given to the Rams Rookie of the Year as determined by the players and coaches. The award is named after the former owner of the Rams. Rosenbloom was the owner of the Rams from 1972 until 1978.

Last Year’s Winner: Janoris Jenkins

Walter Payton Man of the Year Award: The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is the only league award that recognizes a player's off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams. A panel of judges, which includes the Commissioner of the NFL, Connie Payton (widow of Walter Payton), the previous year's winner, and a number of former players, selects the winner of the award. The Man of the Year winner receives a $25,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice. The other 31 finalists also receive donations in their name of $1,000 each to charities of their choice. - Wikipedia

Last Year’s Winner: Steven Jackson

Ed Block Courage Award: An annual award presented to selected players in the NFL, who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.

Last Year’s Winner: Danny Amendola


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