Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is one of four Pro Bowlers who will visit U.S. troops at military bases in Southwest Asia, the team announced.
Joining Thomas on the USO's week-long tour will be San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams and Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. Thomas will chronicle the experience in a blog on clevelandbrowns.com.
The NFL and the USO first teammed in 1966 to send a group of players to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Among the league stars to participate are Terry Bradshaw, Larry Csonka, Franco Harris, Howie Long, Don Meredith, Lynn Swann and Johnny Unitas.
"I am thrilled to be able to represent the NFL on the USO tour," Thomas said in a statement. "The men and women of our Armed Forces do a tremendous service for this country and I am very excited to be able to go over there and give back, and let them know how appreciative everyone here is for the job that they do."