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Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson the Ed Block Courage Award recipient

ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson will receive the Detroit Lions’ 2014 Ed Block Courage Award at a dinner on Oct. 28 at Ford Field.

The annual Courage House dinner will feature coach Jim Caldwell as the keynote speaker. The dinner benefits HAVEN, an Oakland Counter center for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. More than $2 million has been raised for HAVEN at previous dinners.

“Calvin was a logical choice for this award having played through and overcome multiple injuries in the last year,” Lions head athletic trainer Kevin Bastin said. “But perhaps more importantly, Calvin embodies what this award is all about, through his compassion for his teammates, commitment to his sport, and work in the community. That is who Calvin Johnson is day in and day out.”

Johnson played with finger and knee injuries through the 2013 season.

Wide receiver Nate Burleson was the 2013 Lions’ recipient.

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