2022 Courage Award Winner

Blake Proehl

2022 Ed Block Courage Award Winner

Blake’s rookie season was cut short by what was deemed a “significant” injury to his knee where he suffered multiple ligament tears, in addition to tearing his patellar tendon, during a joint practice against the Broncos.  Initially Blake wasn’t sure if he would ever run again, but on October 17th 2022, a little over a year after his injury he was activated off injured reserve and signed to the Vikings practice squad.

Position WR
Height 6'1"
Weight 190 lbs
College East Carolina
NFL Experience 2 years

Past Winners

  • 2021 - Anthony Barr
  • 2020 - Cameron Smith
  • 2019 - Linval Joseph
  • 2018 - Everson Griffen
  • 2017 - Kyle Rudolph
  • 2016 - Teddy Bridgewater
  • 2015 - Phil Loadholt
  • 2014 - Greg Jennings
  • 2013 - Kevin Williams
  • 2012 - Adrian Peterson
  • 2011 - Anthony Herrera
  • 2010 - Cedric Griffin
  • 2009 - E.J. Henderson
  • 2008 - Kenechi Udeze
  • 2007 - Chad Greenway
  • 2006 - Matt Birk
  • 2005 - Koren Robinson
  • 2004 - Corey Chavous
  • 2003 - Eric Kelly
  • 2002 - Lewis Kelly
  • 2001 - Daunte Culpepper
  • 2000 - Gary Anderson
  • 1999 - Robert Griffith
  • 1998 - Randall Cunningham
  • 1997 - Robert Smith
  • 1996 - Scottie Graham
  • 1995 - John Randle
  • 1994 - Cris Carter
  • 1993 - Henry Thomas
  • 1992 - Darrin Nelson
  • 1991 - Terry Allen
  • 1990 - Gary Zimmerman
  • 1989 - Jim Gustafson
  • 1988 - Leo Lewis
  • 1987 - Scott Studwell
  • 1986 - Walker Lee Ashley
  • 1985 - Keith Nord
  • 1984 - Steve Riley

Supporting the National Courage House Network

The Minnesota Vikings are proud to support Northside Child Development Center, a member of the National Courage House Network.