Dominik Lands Prestigious Honor

January 14th, 2013

NFL fans watching the amazing playoff games this weekend repeatedly saw Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Bears cornerback Charles Tillman on TV in USAA commercials honoring them as the two finalists for an award that recognizes those in the NFL who have shown outstanding dedication to the military community.

There were 23 nominees whose efforts were judged by a prestigious panel:

  • Roger Staubach, Naval Academy graduate, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl MVP
  • Chad Hennings, Air Force Academy graduate, three-time Super Bowl champion
  • Rocky Bleier, U.S. Army veteran, four-time Super Bowl champion
  • Jim Mora, Sr., Marine Corps veteran, former NFL head coach
  • General Stephen Speakes, U.S. Army veteran, USAA executive vice president
  • Paul Hicks, NFL  Executive Vice President, Communications

Joe definitely felt some pride for the home team seeing Dominik in the mix, and Joe was more appreciative of the accomplishment after learning of the judges.

Good luck to Dominik as the panel will pick the “Salute to Service” winner before the Super Bowl.

9 Responses to “Dominik Lands Prestigious Honor”

  1. Capt. Tim Says:

    That is something to take tremendous pride in. Congrats Mr. Dominick! Great work!

  2. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    I want to see a detailed list of what he did (handing out free tickets to a half empty stadium doesnt count). He needs to gets his ass on the road and SCOUT MORE!!!!! How about winning a SuperBowl or G.M. of The Year Award?????

  3. Theodore Says:

    Why isn’t Kellen Winslow, Jr. on the panel?

  4. Phenom4 Says:

    Ive always liked Dom and hes the man

  5. Dan Says:

    i do remember him spending time as a soldier.

  6. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Yes, I also saw the spots on TV and felt sense of pride for the Bucs due to the Rock Stars effort. Nice job Mark!

    Wow what a great weekend of play-off football. I thought the Dirty Birds were going to choke again. Looking forward to seeing the Bucs in the mix next year.

  7. Stevek Says:

    Congrats Dom! You’re one helluva humanitarian!

    When are you going to win me a playoff spot? You can win in the community, but can you win enough games to go to the playoffs?

    We’ve been pretty irellavent in post season football lately. We need to make it back to the playoffs next year or else I want a new “rockstar” playing some better tunes.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    ^What you want is irrelevant. The Rock Star will be here for many years to come. Get used to it. He’s a top ten GM and building this team the right way, along with Schiano. Period.

  9. Morgan Says:

    23-yr vet here and have appreciated everything Dominik has done to show support for members of the military and their family members. He’s done a heck of a lot for us over the last four seasons I’ve been a season ticket holder. Props to him – I happy that USAA is showing appreciation toward him as well.