Eric Decker helping America’s Heroes Dan Leberfeld

Eric Decker was announced as the Jets nominee for the “Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.” 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.

Eric was nominated by the Jets because of his work thru the Eric and Jessie Decker Foundation, which 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 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, please visit NFL.com/salute.

Finalists for the award are announced in January. The winner will be recognized at the “5th Annual NFL Honors” awards show in San Francisco on CBS on Saturday, Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50.

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).