Peter Skoronski, an offensive tackle from Northwestern, is expected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft. Skoronski carries not only his name but also the legacy of his grandfather, Bob Skoronski, who played for nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi and was an offensive captain during the team's three straight championships. Bob Skoronski was also an Air Force veteran who missed two seasons to serve his country.
Before the draft, Peter and fellow top NFL draft prospect Bijan Robinson, a running back from Texas, visited Whiteman Air Force Base outside of Kansas City to thank the military members for their service. The trip was sponsored by USAA, the official NFL Salute to Service partner. It was a special experience for Skoronski because of his grandfather's connection to the military.
Skoronski views his grandfather as an inspiration in his football journey and aims to honor his legacy on and off the field. The trip to the military base allowed him to give back and show appreciation to the military, which was important to his grandfather. In addition to meeting service members and seeing a B-2 bomber, Skoronski also got an exclusive look at the NFL draft setup through a helicopter ride in a UH-60 Black Hawk.