Jarret Johnson Is a Finalist for Salute to Service Award

Jarret Johnson was viewed as a warrior on the Ravens defense, and now he’s being honored for giving back to those who serve our country.

On Thursday, Johnson was announced as a finalist for the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.

Johnson joins Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham and Denver Broncos tight end Andrew Beck as finalist for the 11th annual award. The recipient will be recognized at NFL Honors on Feb. 10, days before Super Bowl LVI.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh previously took home the honor in 2013. Johnson wouldn’t be the first former NFL player to receive the award, which comes with a $25,000 donation by the NFL to the award recipient’s military charity of choice.

Johnson recently partnered with a service-disabled Air Force veteran to start a Black Rifle Coffee franchise in Niceville, Fla., where Johnson lives with his family. The area has six military installations within 20 miles of Niceville, meaning the surrounding community is largely linked to the military.

The franchise employs more than 40 veterans, active-duty servicemen and women, veterans’ spouses and children of military members from all around the world. Other than Johnson, they are 100% employed by those linked with the military, including three in active duty.

“The people I hang out with are pretty much all military,” Johnson said. “I’ve seen their sacrifice. I’ve seen them always pushing to serve.

“When somebody gets hurt or dies, unfortunately, whether…

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