The third annual NFL Salute to Service award has been awarded to Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh beat out Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen to win the award. Harbaugh was also a 2011 finalist.
Harbaugh is noted for his commitment to the military, having visited several military bases, bought school supplies for children of military service members and put together care packages for soldiers stationed abroad. In addition to all of that, he also went on the NFL-USO coaches’ tour of the Middle East in 2009 and started an annual Military Appreciation Day at the Ravens’ training camp.
“The Salute to Service Award provides a unique opportunity to recognize individuals who are going above and beyond to support military and their families,” USAA assistant vice president of media and sponsorship marketing Don Clark said in a statement. “Coach Harbaugh and Jared Allen show an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community and their families. We are thrilled to highlight their work and inspire others to do the same.”
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