NASHVILLE – Titans rookie guard Peter Skoronski is the team's nominee for the annual Salute to Service Award.
The NFL and USAA, an official NFL Salute to Service partner, announced the 2023 nominees for all 32 NFL teams on Wednesday.
The Salute to Service Award recognizes NFL players, coaches, staff and alumni with proven commitment to honoring and supporting military and veteran communities, as nominated by NFL clubs.
Skoronski, the team's first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, is the grandson of Green Bay Packers legend and military hero, Bob Skoronski.
During the week of the draft, Skoronski partnered with USAA to participate in several activations at Whiteman Air Force Base. He rode along in an Army National Guard Black Hawk Helicopter, took a tour of several U.S. Air Force warplanes and held a meet and greet for military personnel on base to sign autographs and interact with service members and their families.
He credited his grandfather during this experience who played in the NFL for Vince Lombardi and served in the Air Force.
During training camp this year, Chapter 38 of the Special Forces Association was surprised by Skoronski and Academy Sports with a visit to the Titans practice facility to observe training camp. Skoronski met members of Chapter 38, and then surprised them with tickets to the Titans vs. Patriots preseason game.
Fans have an opportunity to vote for their favorite nominee to help determine the award's three finalists. To see all the nominees and vote, visit NFL.com/SaluteFanVote from now until November 30. One vote per day, per fan is permitted.
The finalists of the award will be announced in January, and the recipient will be recognized at NFL Honors, a primetime awards special to air nationally in February during the week of Super Bowl LVIII.