Hamlin even FaceTimed the Bills and provided a bit of joy and relief to everybody after a terrifying situation during Monday night’s game.
The NFLPA even gave Hamlin a well-deserved honor:
Even before January 2, @HamlinIsland was so much more than a football player. He's a fighter; devoted family member and friend; servant leader who has impacted hundreds of kids in his hometown of Pittsburgh; and now, the Week 18 #CommunityMVP.
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— NFLPA (@NFLPA) January 6, 2023
“Even before January 2, @HamlinIsland was so much more than a football player. He’s a fighter; devoted family member and friend; servant leader who has impacted hundreds of kids in his hometown of Pittsburgh; and now, the Week 18 #CommunityMVP.”
Hamlin is the Community MVP, and after he was hospitalized, his Chasing M’s Foundation received millions of dollars in donations as fans, coaches, and players from everywhere showed their support in any way possible.
Charles Leno Jr. of the Washington Commanders received the award in Week 17 for “providing more than $90,000 in donations and gifts while impacting hundreds with 25 days of holiday giveaways.”
De’Vondre Campbell of the Green Bay Packers received the award the week before that.
Here’s a bit from the official release from the NFLPA:
“In recognition, each week during the regular season, the NFLPA #CommunityMVP program honors one player who has made a positive impact in his hometown or team city. For being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 donation to the player’s foundation or charity of choice so that they can continue to make a difference.”
This is a well-deserved for Hamlin, and the league and players should continue to show their support for the Bills safety.