Harbaugh Is Ravens Nominee for  'Salute to Service Award'

Todd Karpovich

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh was announced today as the Ravens 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 holds the designation of Official NFL Salute to Service Partner.

WHO: John Harbaugh, Ravens Head Coach

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

WHEN: Finalists for the award are announced in January. The recipient will be recognized at the NFL Honors awards show in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 1, the night before the Super Bowl.

WHY: Already having been named a recipient of the Salute to Service Award (2013), Harbaugh was again nominated by the Ravens for creating a culture throughout the organization that stresses reverence and gratitude for the military. In his continued effort to support and honor the military, last season Coach Harbaugh assisted in launching a long-term relationship between the Ravens and the USS Maryland, a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine stationed in Kings Bay, GA. 

In past years, Harbaugh loaded buses with Ravens players and personnel to take trips to the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, and the Battle of Gettysburg site to show appreciation and learn more about the sacrifices made by soldiers. He was influential in instituting the Ravens Military Appreciation Day in 2008, now an annual event, which has offered over 10,000 service members an opportunity to meet Ravens players and coaches. 

To read more about Harbaugh’s nomination, please visit NFL.com/salute

OTHER INFO: Past recipients of the award include Ben Garland (2018), Andre Roberts (2017), Dan Quinn (2016), 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).