Gbaja-Biamila received national attention this season after delivering a standout performance in the Packers' Dec. 8 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, a game played only days after the tragic death of his mother in a car accident.
In his third NFL season, Gbaja-Biamila also became a regular starter and every-down player for the first time as a pro.
Gbaja-Biamila led the team with 12 sacks in 2002. He also forced four fumbles and made 45 tackles.
Gbaja-Biamila will receive his award March 25, at the Baltimore Convention Center banquet. The award is named for Ed Block, the former head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts for 23 years. Considered a pioneer in his profession, Blocked was also respected for his humanitarian efforts, including helping children of abuse.