Roseman nominated for Salute to Service Award

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Roseman nominated for Salute to Service Award
November 25, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Howie Roseman is the lone GM nominated for the NFL's annual "Salute to Service Award." (AP)

The Eagles nominated general manager Howie Roseman for an annual award given to a league employee who demonstrates a commitment to honoring the military community.

Roseman, in his fourth season as general manager and 14th with the franchise, works with local military from bases in New Jersey and Delaware, hosting military family members at every Eagles home game, according to a release from the United Service Automobile Association (USAA), the league’s official military appreciation sponsor.

Finalists for the Salute to Service Award are announced in January, and the winner will be recognized at the 3rd Annual NFL Honors awards show in New York City on FOX on Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I have had a chance to interact with numerous members of our military over the last several years, and they inspire me," Roseman said. "I have learned a lot from our conversations. They are selfless, they have a great deal of pride in their work, they are the true leaders and heroes of our community.”

NFL teams nominated players, alumni, coaches and personnel who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.

Of the 21 nominees, Roseman is the only general manager. Four head coaches, including John Harbaugh and Jeff Fisher, two former Eagles assistants, were also nominated. Bears cornerback Charles Tillman won last year’s award.

Also nominated were Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, the Kansas CIty Chiefs cheerleaders and Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

The late Bud Adams, who owned the Tennessee Titans (formerly, the Houston Oilers) and was a World War II veteran, won the inaugural award in 2012.