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Damar Hamlin

NFL Safety for the Buffalo Bills, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

NFL Safety for the Buffalo Bills, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

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Damar Hamlin Biography

NFL player, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Damar Hamlin inspires audiences with his vision for making an impact through his life and work. Hamlin has always put his family and his community first.

While playing football at the University of Pittsburgh he was named first-team All-State and the Class AAAA Defensive Player of the Year. Hamlin plays starting safety for the Buffalo Bills, standing out as a leader on the team early in his NFL career. While still in school, Hamlin launched his popular Chasing M's clothing brand. While expanding his portfolio as a fashion entrepreneur, he created The Chasing M’s Foundation – a vehicle to bring lasting impact to his community supporting toy drives, back-to-school drives, kids’ camps, and more, and recently launched a charity weekend featuring a youth football camp, charity softball game, and an All-Star game. Hamlin shares his perspective on leadership and standing up for those who need it the most in sought-after speaking engagements.

During a Monday Night Football game on January 2nd, 2023, Hamlin completed what looked like a routine tackle, only to collapse on the field moments after. He had suffered a cardiac arrest – and received swift medical attention as teammates and fans looked on in shock. His heartbeat was restored on the field, and he was rushed to emergency care. In the coming days, Damar’s teammates and fans were relieved to hear he was making progress. Communicating by writing on a clipboard due to his breathing tube, Damar asked, “did we win?” His trauma surgeon replied, “Yes, Damar, you won. You won the game of life.”

In his first public comments since his cardiac arrest, Hamlin shared on social media that he is thankful for the love he has received and asks for continued prayers for the long road ahead. In a massive show of support, fans donated to Hamlin’s 2020 GoFundMe campaign for The Chasing M’s Foundation’s annual toy drive. Dozens of NFL players, coaches, and executives donated to the campaign, which has raised over $9M so far. Hamlin has received the Variety Sports and Entertainment Social Impact Award, the 2023 Alan Page Community Award, the 2023 George Halas Award, presented the Pat Tillman Award at the ESPY Awards to the Bills training staff, and has been honored by the city of Pittsburgh with Damar Hamlin Day on July 9th. A gifted and motivational speaker, Hamlin illuminates how his faith and gratitude have helped him overcome obstacles, and offers motivational insights about entrepreneurship, community impact, and authentic leadership.

Damar Hamlin Speaking Topics

  • Fireside Chat

    Professional football player, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Damar Hamlin shares his journey to the NFL, the story of his nationally-reported injury and his recovering, as well as his insights about entrepreneurship and how he uses philanthropy to make a community impact.

  • When God Uses You as a Vessel

    When Damar Hamlin experienced a medical emergency during an NFL football game, the world was rocked. As he made a swift recovery, his first statements were gratitude – for those who had cared for him, who were praying for him, and for how the world had shown support by contributing to his organization, The Chasing M’s Foundation. Hamlin illuminates his spiritual journey and how his faith led him through this traumatic experience and enabled him to take the opportunity to refocus on those in need.

    In Damar’s words, “What happened to me on Monday Night Football, I feel, is a direct example of God using me as a vessel to share my passion and my love directly from my heart with the entire world. And I’m able to give it back to kids and communities all across the world who need it the most, and that’s always been my dream. That’s always been what I stood for and what I will continue to stand for.”

  • Give Back to Those Who Need it the Most

    NFL player and entrepreneur Damar Hamlin started Chasing M’s Foundation to be used as a vehicle to give back to the people who helped him get to where he is today and lift up the next generation of youth. He started off with a toy drive that expanded into camps and back-to-school drives. Chasing M’s is dedicated to supporting the aspirations of youth and community members through sports, education, and enrichment opportunities. In this profound and uplifting talk, Hamlin shares his inspiration and what calls him to be a role model in his community, and how giving back can change the world.

Damar Hamlin Videos

  • Damar Hamlin presenting Bills training staff Pat Tillman Award | 2023 ESPYS
    Watch an emotional moment as Damar Hamlin presents the Pat Tillman Award for Service to the Buffalo Bills training staff after saving his life on the...

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  • What topics does Damar Hamlin speak about?

    Damar Hamlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Entrepreneurism, Football, Health, Leadership, Non Profit, Sports, Sports Motivation.
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Damar Hamlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Fireside Chat, When God Uses You as a Vessel and Give Back to Those Who Need it the Most. The estimated speaking fee range to book Damar Hamlin for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Damar Hamlin generally travels from Buffalo, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Israel Idonije, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Larry Fitzgerald and Rocky Bleier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Damar Hamlin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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