This year, the National Football League has 32 teams that have been nominated for the Salute to Service honor.
Two of those teams, Buffalo and Miami, both have long snappers named Reid Ferguson and Blake Ferguson.
NFL players, coaches, staff, and alumni who have demonstrated a dedication to honoring and supporting military and veteran communities are honored with the Salute to Service award.
This award is presented jointly by the league and USAA.
The Ferguson family has a long and distinguished history in the military
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The Ferguson family has a long and distinguished history in the military, and the Ferguson brothers are no exception.
Their great grandfathers Howard Seale and Jerry Seale, as well as their grandfathers Jim Seale and Robert Ferguson, all served in the military.
Andrew Beck, a fullback and tight end for the Denver Broncos, was the recipient of this award the year before and will be a member of the committee that chooses the winner of this year’s competition after the three finalists have been chosen by the voting public.
The names of the finalists will be revealed in the month of January, and the winner will be announced at the NFL Honors award presentation in February, which will take place during the week of the Super Bowl.
Few other people have also been considered for this award
The following people have also been considered for this award:
John Schneider, general manager of the Seattle Seahawks; Arthur Smith, head coach of the Atlanta Falcons; Ron Rivera, head coach of the Washington Redskins; Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys; Justin Pugh, guard for the Arizona Cardinals; Clyde Edwards-Helaire, running back for the Kansas City Chiefs; Demario Davis, linebacker for the New Orleans Saints; George Kittle, tight end for the San
During Weeks 9 through 11 of the regular season, the NFL celebrates its year-long Salute to Service
During Weeks 9 through 11 of the regular season, the National Football League celebrates its year-long Salute to Service efforts by airing a variety of television advertisements during games, in addition to hosting events and activities at stadiums across the country.
Since 2011, the league has raised more than $58 million for its Salute to Service partners through fundraising efforts.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, United Service Organizations, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and the Wounded Warrior Project are the five key partners of the league’s Salute to Service initiative.