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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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R.C. Slocum

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R. C. Slocum served as the head football coach at Texas A&M from 1989-2002 and is the winningest coach in school history. He became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Randall Cunningham

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Randall Cunningham quarterbacked in the NFL for 16 seasons, primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. He was a four-time Pro Bowl pick and two-time First-Team All-Pro. 

Randall McDaniel

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Offensive guard Randall McDaniel played primarily for the Minnesota Vikings during a career that spanned from 1988-2001. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Randy Cross

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An offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers from 1976-1988, Randy Cross was a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champion. He is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Randy Gradishar

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Randy Gradishar spent 10 seasons playing linebacker for the Denver Broncos from 1974-1983. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl pick and is a member of the Broncos Ring of Fame. 

Randy Moss

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Randy Moss is a Hall of Fame wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the NFL. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and was named a member of the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. 

Randy White

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One of the most dominating defensive tackles in NFL history, Hall of Famer Randy White spent his entire career from 1975-1988 with the Dallas Cowboys. He was named co-MVP of Super Bowl XII. 

Ray Guy

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Considered by many to be the greatest punter in NFL history, Ray Guy played for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1973-1986. He was the first full-time punter to go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Ray Lewis

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Ray Lewis is a Hall of Fame NFL linebacker who played for the Baltimore Ravens for 17 years and is a two-time Super Bowl champion. 

Raymond Berry

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As a favorite target of Johnny Unitas, Hall of Fame wide receiver Raymond Berry was an integral part of the Baltimore Colts' teams that won two NFL titles. 

Rece Davis

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Rece Davis is the current host of the popular Saturday morning ESPN college football show, College GameDay. He has won three Sports Emmy's in the category of Best Weekly Studio Host. 

Reggie Wayne

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One of the top wide receivers in Colts franchise history, Reggie Wayne played for Indianapolis from 2001-2014 and was a six-time Pro Bowler. He was a member of the Colts team that won Super Bowl XLI. 

Rex Ryan

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Rex Ryan is the former head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. The son of NFL coaching legend Buddy Ryan, he led the Jets to two AFC Championship game appearances. 

Rich Gannon

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Rich Gannon played quarterback in the NFL from 1987-2004 primarily for the Minnesota Vikings, KC Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. He was the 2002 NFL MVP and led Oakland to Super Bowl XXXVII. 

Richard Dent

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Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent played in the NFL from 1983-1997 and is best remembered for his time with the Chicago Bears. He was part of the famed 1985 Bears team that won Super Bowl XX. 

Richard Seymour

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Richard Seymour is a retired seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders. 

Rickey Jackson

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Hall of Fame linebacker Rickey Jackson played for the New Orleans Saints (1981-1993) and San Francisco 49ers (1994-1995) and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. 

Ricky Watters

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Running back Ricky Watters played 10 seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks. He scored three times in helping the 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. 

Ricky Williams

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Ricky Williams played 11 seasons in the NFL, primarily for the Miami Dolphins. He played collegiately at the University of Texas, where he had a legendary career and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy. 

Rob Gronkowski

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Considered one of the best tight ends to ever play in the NFL, Rob Gronkowski spent his entire career with the New England Patriots from 2010 - 2018 and is a three-time Super Bowl champion. 

Rob Ninkovich

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Rob Ninkovich is a retired linebacker who played 11 seasons in the NFL and is best remembered for his time with the New England Patriots, for whom he won two Super Bowls. 

Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III has played quarterback in the NFL since 2012 for the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. In 2011, he won the Heisman Trophy while attending Baylor. 

Robert Mathis

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Robert Mathis played for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts for 13 seasons from 2003-2016. One of the game's top pass rushers, the five-time Pro Bowler holds the Colts' franchise record for sacks. 

Rocket Ismail

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After a legendary college career at Notre Dame, wide receiver Rocket Ismail played in the NFL for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys. 

Rocky Bleier

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Rocky Bleier is a former halfback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980. Wounded in the Vietnam War, he was still able to return to playing football.