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Houston Texans Salute Nominee: Jon Weeks

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Jon Weeks (Long Snapper)

Houston Texans long snapper Jon Weeks proudly recalls his days growing up as a "military brat." Jon comes from a long line of service members starting with his grandfather who served in the Army in both World War II and the Korean War. Jon's dad served in the Air Force for 15 years sacrificing time with his young family to serve his country. Jon was born in Bethpage, New York while his dad was in still the service. As his dad was returning to civilian life, the family relocated across the country to Phoenix, Arizona. Through multi-generations of military service in his family, Jon relates to service members and understands the sacrifices they make. "I know just a little bit of it, and you can never say 'thank you' enough."

Jon and his wife, Amanda, have been a consistent presence at almost every military event the Texans have hosted during his 10 seasons with the team. Jon attended the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Armed Forces Appreciation Day earlier this year. Each year, he participates in the Houston Texans Military Barbeque meeting the service members in attendance while his wife Amanda volunteers to serve food to families. Last year Jon and Amanda volunteered to serve Thanksgiving lunch to over 200 veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Jon spoke on behalf of the players at the event, "From the bottom of our heart, thank you for everything you've done for us." Jon is proud to carry on his family's legacy of giving back to others.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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