2022 Courage Award Winner

Romeo Okwara

2022 Ed Block Courage Award Winner

Romeo Okwara was selected by his teammates as the Detroit Lions Courage Award Recipient for 2022.

Position DE
Height 6'4"
Weight 255 lbs
College Notre Dame
NFL Experience 7 years

Past Winners

  • 2021 - Trey Flowers
  • 2020 - Marvin Jones Jr.
  • 2019 - Kenny Golladay
  • 2018 - Kerry Hyder Jr.
  • 2017 - Ameer Abdullah
  • 2016 - Matthew Stafford
  • 2015 - Joique Bell
  • 2014 - Calvin Johnson
  • 2013 - Nate Burleson
  • 2012 - Jahvid Best
  • 2011 - Shaun Hill
  • 2010 - Jason Hanson
  • 2009 - Jeff Backus
  • 2008 - Daniel Bullocks
  • 2007 - Kevin Jones
  • 2006 - Ricky Sandoval
  • 2005 - Boss Bailey
  • 2004 - Jared DeVries
  • 2003 - Robert Porcher
  • 2002 - Cory Schlesinger
  • 2001 - Charlie Batch
  • 1999 - Dan Owens
  • 1998 - George Jamison
  • 1997 - Ray Roberts
  • 1996 - Horatio “Bennie” Blades
  • 1995 - Aubrey Matthews
  • 1994 - Victor Jones
  • 1993 - Kevin Glover
  • 1992 - Ken Dallafior
  • 1991 - Mike Utley
  • 1990 - Bruce McNorton
  • 1989 - Jimmy Williams
  • 1988 - Carl Bland
  • 1987 - Duane Galloway
  • 1986 - Keith Dorney
  • 1985 - Steve Mott
  • 1984 - Ken Fantetti

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