Jon Weeks Selected as the Houston Texans Nominee for The "Salute to Service Award"

Patrick D. Starr

Houston Texans' Jon Weeks was selected as the team's nominee for the "Salute to Service Award presented by USAA." Weeks was nominated by the Texans for being able to relate to service members and understanding their sacrifices. 

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.

As a proud "military brat," Weeks comes from a long line of service members starting with his grandfather who served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and his father who served in the Air Force for 15 years. 

During his ten seasons with the Texans, Weeks and his wife, Amanda, have been a consistent presence at almost every military appreciation event the Texans have hosted. Including the annual Houston Texans Military Barbeque, where the couple has participated in greeting and serving food to the families in attendance. Last Thanksgiving, the couple volunteered to serve Thanksgiving lunch to over 200 veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Weeks is proud to carry on his family's legacy of service and giving back to others. 

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.

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).

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