NFL Salutes Military, Fans and Football Greats at 2013 NFL Draft


The National Football League announced today the roster of guests scheduled to announce Draft picks live from Radio City Music Hall today and Saturday during the 2013 NFL Draft. The Draft resumes tonight at 6:30 PM ET (Rounds 2-3) and continues Saturday at 12:00 PM ET (Rounds 4-7).

Throughout the Draft, members of the United States Armed Forces from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the Wounded Warrior Project will be honored on the stage of Radio City Music Hall as part of the NFL’s Salute To Service campaign.

The NFL previously announced that 32 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team, will announce live on Friday second or third round Draft picks from Radio City Music Hall. This continues a successful program that began in 2011 in which every selection in the second round is announced by former players.

In addition, 25 fans will make announcements for their teams. Fans chosen by NFL teams from throughout the league will join sweepstakes winners and sponsors Bud Light and Verizon in making selections. Bud Light provided their Ultimate Fan the chance to join an NFL alumnus on stage to announce his or her favorite team’s second round pick and Verizon is the presenting sponsor of the 2013 NFL Draft Dream Sweepstakes, which awarded three fans the opportunity to make a pick for their favorite NFL teams during the third round.

Among the fans on hand Saturday will be TAYA KYLE, who will make the Cowboys announcement. Kyle’s husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was killed in February outside Ft. Worth. Kyle was recognized as one of the best snipers in American military history. The Cowboys hosted Chris Kyle’s memorial service at Cowboys Stadium with more than 7,000 people in attendance.

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