Damar Hamlin was just handed one of the NFL’s highest honors — the Bills safety has been named the George Halas Award winner for his perseverance after suffering cardiac arrest during a game.
The league made the announcement on Monday … saying the 25-year-old is the NFLer who overcame the most adversity to succeed in 2023.
Damar experienced commotio cordis after making a tackle during a Monday Night Football game against the Bengals in January … requiring immediate CPR and being rushed to the hospital.
Despite his medical emergency, Hamlin has been fully cleared to play in the NFL again … and has been using his story to influence change throughout the country ahead of next season.
In March, Hamlin visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where he urged lawmakers to put more AEDs in schools nationwide.
Hamlin — who started a campaign to spread CPR awareness and training with the American Heart Association — also met with President Joe Biden during the trip … with the two sides having a conversation about the cause.