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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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Santana Dotson

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Defensive end Santana Dotson spent most of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992-95) and Green Bay Packers (1996-2001). He was a member of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI winning team. 

Scott Frost

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Scott Frost is the head football coach at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska. He was formerly head coach at the University of Central Florida. 

Scott Zolak

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Scott Zolak played quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1991-98 and currently serves as an analyst for Patriots radio broadcasts. 

Sean Payton

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Sean Payton has served as head coach of the New Orleans Saints since 2006. He is the winningest coach in Saints history and led the franchise to its first title with a win in Super Bowl XLIV. 

Shannon Sharpe

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Shannon Sharpe is a Hall of Fame tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. He won three Super Bowls, two with the Broncos and one with the Ravens. 

Shaun Alexander

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Running back Shaun Alexander played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2000-07 and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He was also named AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2005. 

Shaun O'Hara

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Shaun O'Hara played center in the NFL from 2000-2010 and is best remembered for his time with the New York Giants, where he was a three-time Pro Bowler and member of the Super Bowl XLII wining team. 

Sonny Jurgensen

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Sonny Jurgensen is a retired quarterback who played from 1957-1974 for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. 

Sonny Lubick

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$2,501 - $5,000

Sonny Lubick served as head football coach at Colorado State from 1993-2007. Lubick is the winningest coach in school history and led the Rams to nine bowls during his tenure. 

Spencer Tillman

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Spencer Tillman played in the NFL for eight seasons for the Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers. He current works as a college football analyst for Fox Sports. 

Sterling Sharpe

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Sterling Sharpe played wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers from 1988 - 1994. He was five times named to the Pro Bowl and is a member of the Packers Hall of Fame. 

Steve Atwater

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Hall of Famer Steve Atwater played safety in the NFL from 1989-1999, all but one season for the Denver Broncos. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl champion. 

Steve Bartkowski

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As the 1975 NFL Rookie of the Year with the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Steve Bartkowski went on to become the Falcons all-time passing yards leader and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. 

Steve DeOssie

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$2,501 - $5,000

Steve DeOssie played in the NFL from 1984-1995 for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets/Giants and New England Patriots. He was a member of the Giants' Super Bowl XXV championship team. 

Steve Grogan

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$2,501 - $5,000

Steve Grogan is a retired NFL quarterback who played for the New England Patriots his entire career from 1975-1990. He became a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1995. 

Steve Hutchinson

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Steve Hutchinson is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played from 2001-2012 with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl pick. 

Steve Largent

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Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent played his entire 14-year career for the Seattle Seahawks. When he retired, he held several NFL all-time records, including touchdowns and receptions. 

Steve McMichael

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$2,501 - $5,000

Steve McMichael is a retired defensive lineman who was a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears team that won the Super Bowl. McMichael later became a wrestler as a member of the Four Horseman. 

Steve Smith

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$10,001 - $20,000

Steve Smith played in the NFL for 16 seasons from 2001-2016 with the Carolina Panthers & Baltimore Ravens. he was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and is a Panthers Hall of Honor inductee. 

Steve Spurrier

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$20,001 - $30,000

Steve Spurrier is the all-time winningest football coach at both the U. of Florida and U. of South Carolina. He coached the Gators to a national title in 1996, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a player in 1966. 

Steve Tasker

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Steve Tasker was a special teams great from 1986-1997 with the Buffalo Bills, where he was a seven-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro and is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame. 

Steve Wisniewski

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Steve Wisniewski played 13 seasons for the Los Angles/Oakland Raiders from 1989-2001. He was an 8-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. 

Steve Young

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$50,001 and above

Steve Young is a former NFL quarterback who played during the 1980s and 1990s for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985–1986) & San Francisco 49ers (1987–1999).