Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson was recently chosen the club’s nominee for the sixth annual “Salute to Service” award.
The award is presented annually by the NFL to a league member who “demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.”
Johnson was nominated by the Chiefs because of his “tireless” efforts, through his Defend the Dream Foundation, to give back to those who serve America. Johnson has family ties to the military, and he regularly participates in the team’s military-based initiatives, which puts him in contact with soldiers and their families.
Defensive end Mike DeVito, who retired this offseason, was the club’s nominee last season.