An alum and former NFL great, Freddie Solomon was also known as a man who devoted his time and efforts to giving back and serving his community. A former football player at UT, Solomon went on to enjoy a prosperous NFL career where he was a Super Bowl champion as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Solomon was also a fixture in the Tampa Bay community, helping numerous charities and becoming involved with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
A plaque is displayed in the Martinez Center lobby recognizing the award, along with its namesake. There is also a plaque honoring the current recipient of the award.
Following is a complete list of the Freddie Solomon Community Service Award winners, which began in 2013.
|2013 - Frances Cardenas, Volleyball|
|2014 - Raquel Gutierrez, Women's Golf|
|2015 - Andrew Clare, Men's Soccer|
|2016 - Rachael Foote, Softball|
|2017 - Jessie Boria, Men's Cross Country/Track|
|2018 - Megan Sanchez, Women's Lacrosse|
|2019 - Corinne Fanta, Women's Cross Country/Track|
|2020 - Claire Swanson, Women's Lacrosse|
|2021 - Julia Ingram, Women's Basketball|