Washington Redskins Coach Ron Rivera talks about growing up with a dad in the military, his predictions for the Super Bowl and his support for the military community at the USAA Salute to Service Lounge.

We Are The Mighty/Mark Harper

The Super Bowl is so many things. All the football, merch, traditions and fanfare … and all the money in the land to attend.

But turns out, one of the very best parts of the Super Bowl is absolutely free.

The USAA Salute to Service Lounge is colocated with the NFL Experience, but unlike the Experience which requires purchasing a day pass, the Salute to Service Lounge is open to anyone with a valid military ID.


Of course lounge-goers love all the free drinks and chips, the swanky leather furniture and the sweet set up, but more than anything, the candid conversations with NFL superstars was second to none.

This year's lineup was absolutely incredible. Players sat down for a one-on-one interview with lounge host Dave Farra and then the audience had the opportunity to ask questions, followed by a chance to get an autograph and chat with the individual players.

This year's lineup:

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

Legendary Dallas Cowboys QB and Navy QB Roger Staubach

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Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

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Denver Broncos LB Von Miller

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey

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Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner

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Also joining the Salute to Service Lounge was Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill and Washington Redskins Coach Ron Rivera. Next year, join USAA at the Super Bowl in Tampa and don't miss this once in a lifetime experience.