Steelers' Mike Tomlin offers touching statement on Damar Hamlin: 'I've got a lot of love for that young man'

Mike Tomlin handled to provide a smile when speaking about Damar Hamlin at the start of his weekly interview. Tomlin, who opened his presser going over Hamlin, smiled when remembering the on-field conferences the 2 shared when the Steelers and Bills played each other throughout the previous 2 seasons. 

Hamlin, a Pittsburgh local who remained in the middle of his 2nd season with the Buffalo Bills, suffered heart attack throughout Monday night’s video game in between Buffalo and the Cincinnati Bengals. He stays in important condition while continuing to get treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

“It’s a really personal thing for me,” stated Tomlin, who included that he has actually understood Hamlin considering that he was approximately 12 years of ages. “Just got a lot of love and respect for him as a human being. 

“His dedication to the pursuit of his objectives and imagine doing what it is he’s doing today, which is playing in the NFL. To enjoy him make individual choices and make that an awareness, it’s simply an honor to be familiar with youths like that. 

“Had an opportunity to express that to him whenever I see him. We’ve played Buffalo each of the last two seasons, and he and I get to have a moment. It’s just cool to not only appreciate these guys in terms of where they are now, but to know them since they were younger people and to watch their maturation, their development, to watch them earn what they were chasing, it’s just really a cool thing. He’s an example of that. 

“I’ve got a great deal of love for that boy. We lift him which company up in prayer.” 

Tomlin stated that he has actually connected to Bills coach and previous college colleague Sean McDermott to provide his help and assistance. Along with Tomlin, ratings of other figures inside the NFL have actually likewise revealed public assistance for the Bills and Hamlin. NFL fans have actually revealed their assistance by flooding Hamlin’s structure with contributions. Over $4.2 million had actually been contributed to the charity since this writing. 

A local of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, Hamlin starred at the prep level for Pittsburgh Catholic. He selected to stay at home to play college football for the University of Pittsburgh. Hamlin stated his choice to stay at home was mostly encouraged to influence his more youthful sibling, Damir

Hamlin grew at Pitt, where he made All-ACC honors throughout his senior season. His success at Pitt resulted in him being a sixth-round choice in the 2021 NFL Draft. Hamlin flourished in a reserve function throughout his novice season in Buffalo prior to making a beginning task in the Bills secondary this season. 

Hamlin’s athletic expertise has actually definitely been a motivation for his home town. His character, nevertheless, is what has actually continued to shine through the homages of those who understand him finest. 



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