NFL and USAA Announce Salute to Service Award Nominees

The NFL and USAA, the NFL’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsor, today announced nominees for the second annual NFL Salute to Service Award. Teams from around the league nominated NFL players, alumni, and personnel who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.  USAA is a leading provider of insurance and other services to members of the U.S. military and their families.

Earlier this year, Tennessee Titans Owner, K.S. “BUD” ADAMS JR. was named the inaugural winner of the award. Adams, a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve who served during World War II, has been a longstanding advocate of servicemen and women across the nation at nearby Fort Campbell, Ky., and has hosted more than 11,000 troops at Titans games.  A list of this year’s nominees is below. Finalists for the award will be announced Jan. 13 and the winner will be named at the NFL Honors award show on Feb. 2.

USAA is working with several NFL teams during the NFL Salute to Service campaign to honor the men and women who have served and currently serve in the U.S. military.  NFL teams have committed to honoring military units in advance of their Salute to Service game, and will wear helmet stickers recognizing each military branch with their insignia. Fans can visit to view videos of NFL team’s supporting their local military units, download and share photos, and offer a salute to the military on behalf of their favorite team.  NFL cities with the most salutes will earn rewards for their local military community from USAA.

To read each team’s Salute to Service nomination, visit

For the complete release and the 2012 Salute to Service Team Nominees, click here

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