Cam Newton has won the 2015 Ed Block Courage Award for showing courage on and off the field. Newton's teammates voted to honor him with the award.
Newton has been a vocal supporter for the health and education of young people in Charlotte and Atlanta. The Cam Newton Foundation has donated more than $400,000 to public schools since 2012.
On the field, Newton became the first NFL player in history to get 30 passing touchdowns (35) and 10 rushing touchdowns (10) in a single season.
The award is named after Ed Block, an athletic trainer for the Colts when the team was in Baltimore. He was a humanitarian, as well as a well-respected trainer in his industry.
Last year Greg Olsen won the honor, and the year before that, Ryan Kalil.