Eric Decker nominated for “Salute to Service” Award Dan Leberfeld

*Eric Decker was announced as the Jets nominee for the “Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.” The award, presented annually 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.

WHO: Eric Decker, Jets Wide Receiver

WHAT: Nominated for the sixth annual “Salute to Service Award presented by USAA”

WHEN: Finalists for the award are announced in January. The recipient will be recognized at the “6th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in Houston on FOX on Saturday, Feb. 4, the night before the Super Bowl.

WHY: Decker was nominated by the Jets because of his appreciation for the military, having launched the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation. The foundation strives to positively impact the lives of United States military service members and veterans as well as animals. EJDF is committed to service to those who have served us via Deckers Dogs, which helps fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for military veterans returning home with physical disabilities and emotional challenges. To read more about Decker’s nomination and see all the other nominees, please visit

OTHER INFO: Past recipients of the award include Vincent Jackson (2015), Jared Allen (2014), John Harbaugh (2013), Charles Tillman (2012), and the late Tennessee Titans owner, K.S. “Bud” Adams, a WWII veteran (2011).

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