Former Hawkeye Earns Block Courage Award

Feb. 10, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa football player Bradley Fletcher was named the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award recipient by National Football League’s St. Louis Rams.

One player from every NFL team will be honored for their commitment to the principles of courage and sportsmanship, while serving as an inspiration in the locker rooms and community.

Fletcher bounced back from a severe knee injury in 2009 to lead the Rams in interceptions. He underwent an operation to reconstruct his Lateral Collateral Ligament, and after rehabbing from his first surgery, he again went under the knife, this time to repair and reconstruct his Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Fletcher made it back to the field at the start of training camp before playing in 16 games. He finished the year with 75 tackles (65 solo), four interceptions and 11 pass deflections.

The Youngtown, Ohio, native suited up for the Hawkeyes from 2004-08. Following his senior season, Fletcher was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection by the league coaches and media. He finished his career with 152 tackles and three interceptions before being drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by St. Louis.