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How to Choose the Right NFL Speaker for Your Event

For Americans, football is much more than a sport. It’s a way of life. Those who are truly passionate about the game know that it teaches both athletes and spectators that through hard work, anything is possible. It also conveys the importance of discipline and the value of getting back up when you’ve been knocked down, of leadership and teamwork and how anything is possible when everyone on a team is working towards a common goal.

Football players are excellent motivational speakers for these reasons. As dedicated professional athletes, they have faced adversity, pushed themselves beyond their limits and understand that success requires sacrifice.

Additionally, many of our NFL speakers have overcome challenges off the field as well. From the difficulty of balancing both a relationship and a career to the trials of parenting, finances, mental health and personal development, we can find and athlete to match the theme of your event for most any topic.

But before making your final decision, we recommend considering the following points when searching for a NFL motivational speaker for your next engagement:

The Speaker’s Background

Are you looking for a NFL speaker from a specific team or with ties to your state or community? Are you on the hunt for a football player motivational speaker who has experienced poverty to speak at your local homeless shelter fundraiser? Or an athlete that has a history of promoting the importance of education who can speak to your students?

At Sports Speakers 360, we are proud to offer the most extensive roster of NFL speakers of any sports talent booking agency. Thus, we can help you identify presenters who have the experience you are looking for— whether it’s professionally or personally.

The Speaker’s Availability

There are several factors to consider with regard to an athlete’s availability. The first is to remember that the more renowned a football motivational speaker is, the busier their schedule is likely to be. Also, a former NFL player motivational speaker will have a less demanding schedule than a player who is currently on a team. So, if you’re looking to hire one of our most recognized players, booking well in advance is key.

Another factor to be aware of is the flexibility in scheduling the date of your event. If the date of your engagement is set in stone, it may be more challenging to secure your first-choice athlete. However, if you are planning your event far enough in advance that you can opt between two or three potential dates, it will be easier for one of our NFL speakers to accommodate your schedule.

Lastly, it would be wise to contemplate how you can make your offer more appealing to your potential hire. Our NFL speakers are more likely to agree to a speaking opportunity if the price of travel, meals, and/or accommodations will be covered. Additionally, if your event benefits an organization or a particular group of people, communicating that information along with your goals may pique your chosen speaker’s interests.

The Speaker’s Strengths

It is important to remember that each NFL speaker has their own unique style and methods of presenting. Some of our current and former football player motivational speakers are great at commanding large audiences and energizing venues full of people while others prefer more intimate settings. Some are comfortable giving a keynote while others prefer a moderated interview format. Depending on your needs, we can help you select the perfect fit.

How Sports Speakers 360 Makes Hiring an NFL Speaker the Easiest Its Ever Been

One of the aspects that sets our sports talent booking agency apart from others in the industry is the longstanding, professional relationships we have with our NFL speakers.

As one of the leading speaker bureaus and sports talent agencies in the United States, we pride ourselves on providing effective and professional services and solutions to our clients. We work diligently to bridge the gap between both parties, going above and beyond to ensure a smooth and convenient hiring experience for all involved.

Furthermore, we have a fantastic team of speaking engagement coordinators who can assist you with the following:

  • Coordinating speaker arrival times and other scheduling needs
  • Contract negotiations
  • Speaker photo and bio
  • Logistical requirements (laptop for slideshow or video presentations, microphone preferences, directions to the venue, on-site contact information, security requirements, green room needs, etc.)
  • Identifying the ideal speaker for your special occasion

If you need assistance with duties other than those listed above, we encourage you to reach out to one of our friendly customer service representatives today. We are always happy to provide specialized assistance whenever possible.

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Hakeem Nicks

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Hakeem Nicks played wide receiver for the New York Giants from 2009 – 2013 and 2015 and was a member of the Giants' Super Bowl XLVI winning team. He played college football at the U. of North Carolina. 

Haloti Ngata

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Haloti Ngata spent 13 years playing defensive tackle in the NFL, primarily for the Baltimore Ravens. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII winning team. 

Harold Carmichael

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Harold Carmichael is a Hall of Fame wide receiver who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1971-1983 and is the all-time franchise leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. 

Harry Carson

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Harry Carson played his entire career with the New York Giants from 1976-88. The 9-time Pro Bowl linebacker is a member of both the Pro and College Football Hall of Fames. 

Heath Miller

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Heath Miller played tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2005-15. He was a two-time Pro Bowl pick and two-time Super Bowl champion. 

Herm Edwards

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Herm Edwards is the current head football coach at Arizona State. He was formally an NFL analyst for ESPN and head coach for the New York Jets (2001-2005) and Kansas City Chiefs (2006-2008). 

Herman Moore

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Herman Moore played wide receiver for the Detroit Lions from 1991-2001 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection. He was inducted into the Pride of the Lions in 2018. 

Herschel Walker

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Running Back Herschel Walker enjoyed a legendary college football career at Georgia and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He went on to play in the NFL from 1986-1995 and was a two-time Pro Bowler. 

Hines Ward

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Hines Ward played wide receiver for 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The four-time Pro Bowler was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams and named MVP of Super Bowl XL. 

Houston Nutt

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Houston Nutt served as head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks for 10 seasons from 1998-2007. He three times was named SEC Coach of the Year. 

Howard Cross

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Howard Cross is a retired NFL tight end who played for the New York Giants from 1989 - 2001. He was a member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXV over the Buffalo Bills. 

Howie Long

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Howie Long is a Hall of Fame defensive end who played for the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders from 1981 - 1993. He's worked since 1994 for Fox Sports as a NFL studio analyst, winning an Emmy in 1997. 

Hugh Douglas

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Hugh Douglas is a retired NFL defensive end who is remembered primarily for his time spent with Philadelphia from 1998 - 2002. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his time with the Eagles. 

Hunter Smith

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Hunter Smith is a retired punter who played for the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts from 1999-2010. He was a member of the Colts' team that won Super Bowl XLI.