The Buffalo Bills assistant athletic trainer who gave CPR to Damar Hamlin after he collapsed throughout a recreation this month acquired a vote for NFL Most Valuable Player.
The fifth-place vote for trainer Denny Kellington got here from ESPN host Suzy Kolber in what she described as a “symbolic gesture representing ‘everyone’ who carries the weight of that job, every week,” in accordance to The Associated Press, which points the annual MVP honor.
“They rarely get the recognition they deserve,” Kolber stated.
Hamlin, a security for the Bills, suffered a cardiac arrest after tackling Cincinnati Bengals broad receiver Tee Higgins through the first quarter of the Jan. 2 recreation. Kolber was a part of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” protection that evening.
The 24-year-old Hamlin was launched from the University of Cincinnati Health Center every week after the medical emergency and returned to Buffalo. He was launched from a Buffalo hospital two days later and is constant his restoration at residence.
On Sunday, Hamlin tweeted all through the Bills’ first-round playoff win over the Miami Dolphins.
“My heart is with my guys as they compete today!” Hamlin wrote. “Supporting from home as I focus on my recovery. Nothing I want more than to be out there with them!”