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Salute to Service Award


Andrew Whitworth (Offensive Tackle)

Whitworth was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006, where he played 11 seasons before signing with the Rams in 2017. As soon as he joined the Rams organization, he made an immediate impact in the community, including with the military members and veterans living in the Los Angeles region. Through our All-Community Team ticket program, Andrew purchases 50 tickets for every home game and donates the tickets to military organizations such as USC Veterans group, Merging Vets and Players (MVP) and a variety of local military bases. Whitworth, who has a strong relationship with Merging Vets & Players' co-founders, Jay Glazer and Nate Boyer, spends much of his offseason training with some of M.V.P veterans and even represented MVP during the 2017 and 2018 'My Cause My Cleats' campaign.

Last year, Andrew joined MVP co-founder, Nate Boyer, and two veterans with ties to Hollywood Veteran Center, a homeless shelter strictly for veterans, in a conversation about why he is so strongly connected to helping veterans and in turn, the veterans shared their stories and how much they owe to the Hollywood Veterans Center. The conversation was followed by a tour of the veterans shelter where Andrew was able to interact with residents and finished with a surprise ticket donation for our Salute to Service game. Most recently, Andrew has helped organize a workout with MVP veterans and Rams players that will take place at the Los Angeles Rams practice facility the day before the Rams Salute to Service game.