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Ron Rivera named a finalist for the NFL’s Salute to Service award


Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera was named as one of three finalists for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award, presented by USAA.

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salute to service award Part of USAA and the NFL’s year-long commitment to honoring, empowering and connecting with our country’s service members, veterans and their families. The 32 nominees were released in November and include active and retired players, coaches and team officials and personnel who have demonstrated their best for the military community.

The other finalists are San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittel and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst.

“For all three finalists this year Salute to Service Award Presented by USAA Vice Admiral (Ret.) John Byrd, USAA Senior Vice President for Military Affairs, said, “With each deserved recognition for their exemplary commitment to those who wear the uniform, they serve America’s military community in different but impactful ways. “

The recipient will be honored at the NFL Honors Awards show on Thursday, February 9, on NBC, Peacock and NFL Network.

USAA will contribute $25,000 in honor of the award recipient to official support committees representing each of the military branches. The NFL will match USAA’s donation of $25,000, which will be donated to a military charity of the award recipient’s choice. Award recipients will receive a specially designed military challenge coin, recognizing their commitment to the military. In a long-standing tradition, challenge coins are presented to members of the military community to demonstrate membership, recognize excellence, or boost morale.

Rivera is an avid supporter of the United States military, as his father, Eugenio, was an officer in the US Army. Rivera grew up on military bases in the United States, Germany, and Panama.

Congratulations to Coaches Rivera, Kittel and Hurst.

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