The Jacksonville Jaguars have two nominees up for the fifth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA -- defensive lineman Roy Miller and assistant special teams coach Matthew Smiley.
The award, presented annual by USAA and the NFL, honors a league member who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. USAA is the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL.
Miller was nominated by the Jaguars because of his commitment to helping children of the military succeed. Miller has hosted and participated in a number of football camps for military children.
Smiley was nominated by the Jaguars because he knows what it means to serve. Prior to becoming a Jaguars coach, Smiley served in the United States Air Force as a maintenance officer in Grand Forks, North Dakota. While on active duty, Smiley was deployed four times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and received the USAF Commendation Medal for his efforts.
Past winners include Jared Allen (2014), John Harbaugh (2013), Charles Tillman (2012), and the late Tennessee Titans owner, K.S. "Bud" Adams, a WWII veteran (2011).
Learn more about the NFL Salute to Service Award here.