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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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Mack Brown

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Mack Brown has served as head football coach at the U. of North Carolina since 2019. He previously coached at the U. of Texas from 1998-2013 and led the Longhorns to a national title in 2005. 

Major Applewhite

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Major Applewhite quarterbacked the Texas Longhorns from 1998-2001. He was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 1998 and Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1999. He later served as head coach at the U. of Houston from 2016-2018. 

Malcolm Butler

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Malcolm Butler is an NFL cornerback who currently plays for the Tennessee Titans. He previously played for the New England Patriots from 2014-2017 and won two Super Bowls. 

Malcolm Jenkins

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Malcolm Jenkins currently plays safety for the New Orleans Saints. He began his NFL career in 2009 and has won two Super Bowls, one each with the Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. 

Marcus Allen

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Marcus Allen is a Hall of Fame running back who played for the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982-1997. The six-time Pro Bowler was named NFL MVP in 1985. 

Marcus Lattimore

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Marcus Lattimore played running back at the University of South Carolina from 2010-2012. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year and holds the Gamecocks\' record for career touchdowns with 38. 

Marcus Trufant

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Marcus Trufant is a retired cornerback who played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2003 - 2012 and was named a member of Seattle's 35th Anniversary Team. He played collegiately at Washington State. 

Mark Bavaro

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Tight End Mark Bavaro played for the New York Giants from 1985-1990. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and played an integral role in the Giants' winning Super Bowls XXI and XXV. 

Mark Dantonio

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Mark Dantonio served as head football coach at Michigan State for 13 seasons. He retired following the 2019 season as the winningest coach in school history and led the Spartans to three Big Ten titles. 

Mark Herzlich

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Mark Herzlich played linebacker for the New York Giants from 2011-2017. While attending Boston College in 2009, Herzlich was diagnosed with and successfully beat a type of bone cancer known as Ewing's sarcoma. 

Mark Kelso

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Safety Mark Kelso spent his entire NFL career playing for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1993 and helped lead the team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. 

Mark May

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Mark May played for the Washington Redskins from 1981 - 1989. A member of the famed offensive line known as "The Hogs", May was a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams. 

Mark Moseley

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Mark Moseley is a retired placekicker who played for the Washington Redskins from 1974-1986. He won a Super Bowl with the Redskins and is a member of the team\'s Ring of Fame. 

Mark Richt

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Mark Richt served as head football coach at the University of Georgia and University of Miami. He was named SEC Coach of the Year twice and ACC Coach of the Year once. 

Mark Rypien

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As quarterback of the Washington Redskins from 1986-1993, Mark Rypien was a two-time Pro Bowl selection, a member of two Super Bowl winning teams and MVP of Super Bowl XXVI. 

Mark Schlereth

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Mark Schlereth is a retired NFL offensive lineman who played in the league for 12 seasons from 1989-2000 with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos and won three Super Bowls. 

Mark Tauscher

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Mark Tauscher is a retired offensive lineman who played for the Green Bay Packers from 2000 - 2010. He was a member of the Packers' team that won Super Bowl XLV. 

Marques Colston

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Marques Colston spent his entire career as a wide receiver playing for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2015 and played an integral role in the Saints\' winning Super Bowl XLIV. 

Marshall Faulk

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Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk spent 12 seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and named NFL Most Valuable Player in 2000. 

Marty Lyons

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Marty Lyons was a defensive tackle for the New York Jets from 1979-1989 and part of the famed "New York Sack Exchange". He currently serves as a Jets radio broadcaster. 

Mason Crosby

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Mason Crosby is a placekicker for the Green Bay Packers and was a member of the Packers Super Bowl XLV winning team. 

Matt Birk

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Matt Birk is a retired NFL center who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens from 1998-2012. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens and was a six-time Pro Bowl pick. 

Matt Forte

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Matt Forte is a retired running back who spent 10 seasons in the NFL from 2008-2017, mostly with the Chicago Bears. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and twice received the Brian Piccolo Award. 

Matt Hasselbeck

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Matt Hasselbeck played in the NFL as a quarterback from 1998-2015. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection with Seattle and was named to the Seahawks\' 35th Anniversary Team. 

Matt Leinart

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Matt Leinart is a retired NFL and college quarterback who won the 2004 national championship and Heisman Trophy that same year while at USC. He's a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.