Kenny Pickett offered his support and love for his former college teammate Damar Hamlin after the scary ordeal from Monday Night Football.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has dealt with a lot during his rookie season in the NFL. Now, he is dealing with a more personal situation.
On Monday Night Football, Buffalo Bills safety and Pickett’s college teammate Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and had to be administered CPR before being transported to a hospital. The game between Buffalo and the Cincinnati Bengals was eventually postponed.
Pickett was watching the game, and according to the Athletic (subscription required), this incident hit closer because Hamlin is “like family,” and spoke on how everyone is rallying for Hamlin.
Pickett is absolutely correct. Everyone is indeed rallying for Hamlin. Additionally, they are reaching out off the field as well by donating to Hamlin’s toy drive, with the total amount of donations exceeding $7 million as of Thursday morning.
Kenny Pickett offered his closest prayers for his former college teammate Damar Hamlin.
In times like this, football matters none. Thankfully, recent reports on Damar Hamlin are on the positive end, and it’s not just Kenny Pickett whose praying from the Steelers’ end; it’s Mike Tomlin and the entire organization.
"“Everyone in the NFL, everyone around the world, is praying for Damar. He’s not one of our teammates, but he certainly feels like a brother to all of us.” – Steelers center Mason Cole."
We are all hoping that Damar Hamlin will recover from this and see the amount of love and support the league and his fellow players have for him, especially those who played alongside him back in college at Pittsburgh or in the NFL.