Jackson to join NFL-USO tour

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson will join other NFL players on a USO tour later in the offseason.

Veteran Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is scheduled to join other NFL players on a visit of U.S. military bases overseas later this offseason as part of an NFL-USO Tour.

“It’s an honor to be chosen to attend the USO tour,” Jackson said. “I think it’s a great experience and an opportunity to speak first-hand and show our gratitude to our military. What they do for our country is something special, and words can’t express the appreciation that we have for the job that they do.”

Jackson, who led the Browns with 119 tackles last season and is entering his eighth year in the NFL, has been active in Cleveland and other parts of the country in charitable activity.

During a 46-yard partnership between the NFL and the USO, more than 200 active and former players and coaches have been sent on overseas tours to more than 20 countries.

Jackson becomes the third Browns player to participate in the USO tour. Offensive tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack are the other two.

More details of Jackson’s tour are forthcoming.

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