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Jay Schroeder (NFL Legend)

The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to nominate alumnus Jay Schroeder for the 2022 Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. Schroeder played five seasons with the Raiders as a starting quarterback and spent 11 years overall in the NFL. Schroeder now lives in Las Vegas and embodies each tenant of the NFL's Salute to Service campaign to honor, empower and connect service members, veterans and their families. During his tenure with the team, both as a player and now as an alumnus, Schroeder continually has shown support for the community and the Raiders' military partners. He most recently participated in the USAA Bootcamp held at Allegiant Stadium for over 100 service members from Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, both of which are located in Southern Nevada. Schroeder has engaged with the Seats for Soldiers program participants on multiple occasions over the last three years. Jay works with a ranch in Southern Nevada, where he helps advocate and raise money for The Liberty Projects, a charitable organization that empowers veterans as part of its work to save America's wild mustangs. The ranch provides veterans with an outlet to interact with horses for training, rehabilitation and camaraderie. Schroeder was also part of the first civilian group to visit Nevada's military bases at the onset of the pandemic when he helped boost the morale of service members by signing autographs and delivering Raiders gear.