Adrian Peterson was chosen the Vikings' Ed Block Courage Award winner by his teammates. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been selected as the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award recipient by his teammates. Since 1984 the Ed Block Courage Awards annually honors one player from every NFL team who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Can running back Adrian Peterson win the NFL Most Valuable Player award if the Vikings don't make the playoffs? Peterson is in the midst of his greatest season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson has 2 TD runs of 82 yards this season, a career long. Since 1984, each team names a winner of the award to recognize a teammate who overcomes great adversity.