Derrick Brown (Defensive Tackle)
Upon entering the NFL in 2020 following an All-American career at Auburn University, Carolina Panthers Defensive Tackle Derrick Brown was quick to give back to the military community. As the son of an Army service member, he saw firsthand the hard work and dedication it takes to be on the front lines. Brown has partnered with the United Service Organizations (USO) of North Carolina and supports the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) for the NFL's My Clause My Cleats initiative. Brown's military ties are personal, and he takes the sacrifices of others to heart. "We put in a lot of hard work and dedication on the field but at the end of the day, we aren't on the front lines," said Brown. "We thank these men and women, and everyone else who's served. Salute to Service for me is a time to recognize men and women serving right now, going overseas, and keeping us safe at home. This is our time to recognize and honor them." Brown continues his on-going support for military personnel through providing meal service relief for veterans facing food insecurity. He also engages with service members during annual training camp visits, as well as other morale-boosting events supporting military personnel in the Carolinas.