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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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Barry Sanders

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$20,001 - $30,000

Barry Sanders is a Hall of Fame running back who played for the Detroit Lions from 1989-1998. While playing collegiately at Oklahoma State, he won the 1988 Heisman Trophy. 

Boomer Esiason

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$20,001 - $30,000

Boomer Esiason spent all but one year of his NFL career playing quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals and NY Jets. He currently serves as a radio host and analyst for CBS on "The NFL Today". 

Brian Billick

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Brian Billick coached the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 – 2007 and led the franchise to a Super Bowl XXXV title. He was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor in 1999. 

Brian Dawkins

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Safety Brian Dawkins was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection who played from 1996-08 for the Philadelphia Eagles and 2009-11 for the Denver Broncos. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. 

Chris Fowler

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Chris Fowler served as host of ESPN's "College GameDay" for over 20 years. The multi Sports Emmy Award-winner currently does play-by-play for the network's Saturday Night Football game. 

Cris Collinsworth

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Cris Collinsworth played wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1981-1988 and was named to three Pro Bowls. He is also a five-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster. 

Curtis Martin

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Curtis Martin was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 after an illustrious career with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. He was the 1995 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. 

DeMarcus Ware

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DeMarcus Ware is a retired defensive end/linebacker who played for the Dallas Cowboys & Denver Broncos from 2005-2016. He twice led the NFL in sacks and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times. 

Dick Butkus

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest linebackers of all-time, Hall of Famer Dick Butkus played for the Chicago Bears from 1965-1973. He played college football at the University of Illinois. 

Doug Flutie

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Doug Flutie was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 1998 with the Buffalo Bills. A celebrated college football player, he won the 1984 Heisman Trophy while at Boston College. 

Greg Gumbel

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Greg Gumbel currently works for CBS Sports as a broadcaster on its coverage of the NFL and NCAA men's basketball. Over the course of his career, he also has covered multiple Super Bowls and Olympics. 

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). 

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. 

Jared Allen

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Jared Allen is a five-time Pro Bowl defensive end who played primarily for the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. He was selected by the Chiefs in the 4th round of the 2004 draft out of Idaho State. 

Jim Tressel

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$20,001 - $30,000

Jim Tressel served as head football coach at Ohio State from 2001-2010, where he led the Buckeyes to six Big Ten titles and the 2002 BCS National Championship. 

Joe Theismann

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Joe Theismann played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons for the Washington Redskins from 1974-1985. He was the 1983 NFL MVP, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl XVII champion. 

Jordy Nelson

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$20,001 - $30,000

Jordy Nelson is a retired wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers from 2008 - 2017 and was a member of the Packers' Super Bowl XLV winning team. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014. 

Keyshawn Johnson

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$20,001 - $30,000

Keyshawn Johnson is a retired wide receiver who was a three-time Pro Bowler and played from 1996-2006 for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. 

LaDainian Tomlinson

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LaDainian Tomlinson is a Hall of Fame running back who spent the majority of his 11-year career with the San Diego Chargers. He currently ranks 7th all-time in league history in total rushing yards. 

Larry Csonka

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Fame running back Larry Csonka played for the Miami Dolphins from 1968-1974 and 1979 and was a two-time Super Bowl champion, including the Dolphins perfect season of 1972. He was named MVP of Super Bowl VIII. 

Lee Corso

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Lee Corso is the popular college football analyst for ESPN's "College GameDay". As the longest tenured member of the broadcast team, he has been part of the show since it started in 1987. 

Marcus Allen

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$20,001 - $30,000

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. 

Marshall Faulk

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$20,001 - $30,000

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. 

Mike Singletary

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$20,001 - $30,000

Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary played for the Chicago Bears from 1981-1992. He was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Bears' Super Bowl XX championship team. 

Phil Simms

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$20,001 - $30,000

Quarterback Phil Simms won two Super Bowls while playing for the New York Giants from 1979 -1993 and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He is currently an NFL analyst for CBS Sports and Showtime.