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Damar Hamlin Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Bio & More

Damar Hamlin Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Bio & More
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Damar Hamlin is an American football safety who played for the Buffalo Hills of the National Football League. In 2023, Hamlin made headlines after he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing on a Monday night football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Damar Romeyelle Hamlin was born on March 24, 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2023) in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Soon after completing his primary schooling, he attended Central Catholic High School. Fascinated by athletics and games since childhood, he used to participate in several inter-school sports competitions. Soon after graduating from high school, he attended Pittsburgh University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Weight (approx.): 200 lbs (91 kgs)

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

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He belongs to an American-African family in Pennsylvania.

Parents & Siblings

Damar Hamlin was born and raised in a stable financial background family. His parents, Marion and Nina Hamlin, were high school sweethearts and they gave birth to Damar when Nina was only sixteen.

Nevertheless, during the initial days, Mario used to practise street burgling which led him to serve a three-and-a-half year imprisonment. After Mario’s jail, Damar’s parents started a daycare company and an office cleaning business.


He is unmarried.



Religion/Religious Views

He follows Christianity.


High school

An ardent football fan, Damar Hamlin started playing football while still in primary school. Subsequently, in his high school years at Central Catholic High School, he was considered a top cornerback. 

Pittsburgh Panthers

Following high school, he achieved a four-star recruit and was pursued by the top football programs including Pittsburg, Penn State Ohio State, and Temple. Nevertheless, he selected the Pittsburgh Panthers. From 2016-2020, he was an on-and-off player for the Pittsburgh University Football Team.

Buffalo Bills

His consistent football career at his university sealed his selection in professional football. Subsequently, in 2021, he was selected to play professional football.

Following his selection during the 2021 NFL Draft, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills. Later, after his association with Buffalo, the safety played 29 games, with 4 passes defended, 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

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Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest

On January 3, 2023, while playing at the 17 Monday Night Football game for his team Buffalo against Cincinnati, Damar (safety) collapsed in the playground. Meanwhile, this happened after a tackle by Cincinnati’s Tee Huggins. Within minutes, the medical professionals rushed to perform CPR. However, since Hamlin showed no movements, he was immediately taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre. Following he was taken to the medical facility, it was revealed that he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Subsequently, on January 5, 2023, Bill cornerback, Kair Ellam, released a press note about Hamlin’s improving health conditions. Damar has shown remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours” and “while still critically ill, he has demonstrated that he appears to be neurologically intact. His lungs continue to heal and he is making steady progress” claimed Ellam.

Meanwhile, in April 2023, Brandon Beane, the general manager of Buffalo Bills, talked about Damar’s health recovery. In the same media interaction, he announced the return of Damar Hamlin to the NFL.

Damar Hamlin Net Worth, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Bio & More
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  • In 2023, he received the George Halas Award, an annual award by the Pro Football Writers of America.
  • In the same year, he was bestowed to present the Pat Tillman Awards to the Buffalo Bills training staff at the ESPN Awards.
  • He was honoured by Pittsburg Mayor Ed Gainey who declared July 9 as “Damar Hamlin Day.”

Car Collection

Not known


In 2021, Damar Hamlin signed a four-year-long contract with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills; the contract was worth $3,640,476. Along with it, the contract included a signing bonus of $160,476 while guaranteeing an annual salary of $910,199. Meanwhile, in 2023, Hamlin was promoted to a base annual salary of $940,119.

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Damar Hamlin Net Worth

As of 2023, Damar Hamlin has an estimated net worth of $3 million, according to several media houses.

NameDamar Hamlin
Net Worth (2023)$3 Million
ProfessionAmerican football safety
Monthly Income$40,000 +
Yearly Income$0.5 Million +
NFL contract:$3.64 Million
Base Salary:$825,000
Business ventures:$100,000
Last Updated2023


  • His mother, Nina Hamlin, was only sixteen when she gave birth to Damar Hamlin.
  • He has Jersey number 3 for his team.
  • Besides being a star athlete in high school, he had an accomplished academic record.
  • In a media interaction, Damar revealed that he lost three of his close friends to bullets and senseless deaths. Nevertheless, the murders were never solved by the police.
  • Along with a football player, Damar is a philanthropist. In addition to that, he also works in the public service and community work.
  • Despite poor health conditions during his university years, he managed to play 36 out of 38 football tournaments.
  • He is considered one of the best American football players.
  • Soon after his college years, he started playing football for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.

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