Last night at the NFL Honors ceremony, Damar Hamlin gave a rousing, heart-warming speech.
He had every single person in the audience on their feet, as they were all cheering for him, wanting to know what he had to say on this national stage.
There was one matter that was left unsaid by the young member of the Buffalo Bills.
In the wake of last night's heartwarming scene featuring Damar Hamlin, will he play football again? It's worth noting he has still not yet been fully cleared and is only focusing on his health right now. pic.twitter.com/oaH6riSbsE
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2023
Will Hamlin ever see the NFL field again?
That is the question that many reporters and insiders have been trying to answer in the last 12 hours.
The answer remains to be seen, as Hamlin’s recovery is a long and ongoing process.
However, here is what we do know about Hamlin.
He is 6-feet tall, 200 pounds, and is just 24 years old.
He was selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft and spent five years on the University of Pittsburgh’s football team.
During his time in college, Hamlin racked up 275 total tackles, totaled 21 defended passes, and added in six interceptions.
While he wasn’t necessarily highly-regarded coming out of college, he played a huge role on the Bills this season, especially given the injury to standout Micah Hyde.
Before his injury, Hamlin had 91 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two passes defended, and six tackles for loss.
Many NFL fans outside of the Bills organization hadn’t heard of Hamlin before his injury, but he was a rising star on their roster, a key contributer to their playoff berth.
Whether or not Hamlin plays in the NFL again will not be determined for some time.
For now, he is alive and well, inspiring millions of fans across the globe.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives Update On Damar Hamlin's NFL Future