In his short NFL career, Josh Allen has already shown us why he is among the bright young stars in the NFL. From throwing passes with missile-like accuracy to carving up yardage with his legs on the ground, Allen has made the longtime suffering Buffalo Bills franchise into a contender for years to come.
While Allen and the Bills came up short this year in the playoffs, losing an epic battle for the ages against the Kansas City Chiefs, Allen will still be making his presence felt in Los Angeles during the Super Bowl.
Thanks to a partnership with USAA and The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Allen has awarded a trip to the Super Bowl to SSgt Cory Geisler, who from 2005 to 2012 served in the U.S. Army. Geisler deployed to Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and currently serves as the Wisconsin State Commander of the VFW.
In a statement, Allen said, “Giving up a successful career to serve our country and enlist in the U.S. Army is incredibly admirable,” Allen said in a news release announcing the trip. “I can’t wait to shake his hand and thank him for his service.”
USAA, an organization in service to military members and their families, is the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL. Their Salute to Service initiative has made stories like Allen and Geisler’s possible.
Salute to Service is a year-round effort to “Honor, Empower, and Connect” our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families. USAA and the NFL encourage military appreciation through the Salute to Service effort.
This isn’t the first time that USAA and Josh Allen have done nice things for military members. Allen has also done things like sending letters to service members who were deployed overseas.
Allen is scheduled to meet with Geisler and other military members at the USAA’s Salute to Service Lounge during Super Bowl weekend. Cory is a Chicago Bears fan, but we think he now has a new favorite player in Buffalo.
Super Bowl LVI will take place February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The hometown LA Rams will be playing the upstart Cincinnati Bengals.