What Happened To Damar Hamlin? Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Dating, Net Worth

September 20, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Damar Hamlin made headlines in January 2023 when he suffered a cardiac arrest while on the field. Fortunately, the NFL player has recovered, promising to return to play soon. 

    On top of that, with his sudden skyrocketing fame, people are curious about his life after the cardiac arrest, especially if he had a romantic partner by his side during the unfortunate situation.

    Key Takeaways

    • After Damar passed out during the game, the league’s emergency action plan was activated, as per Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations.
    • Damar is not engaged, dating, or otherwise involved with anyone. He is merely taking advantage of his time in the NFL and putting his family, career, and charity first.
    • Hamlin’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million

    What Happened to Damar Hamlin?

    Damar suffered a cardiac arrest, after making a tackle on January 2, 2023, during a very anticipated game of the Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Buffalo Bills.

    He made his tackle and stood up, seemingly fine for just a moment before fainting. He was administered CPR and AED before being rushed to the hospital immediately.

    Damar Hamlin collapses after making a tackle.
    The Tackle Hamlin made had him go into cardiac arrest.

    Damar was diagnosed with commotio cordis, which the American Heart Association describes as a rare cardiac arrest that occurs right after a blow to the chest at a certain point in the person’s heartbeat.

    The Game Took to Long to Postpone After Damar Hamlin Collapsed

    Everyone thought the game would’ve been postponed immediately after a player was down and rushed to the hospital. However, it took over an hour after his collapse for the league executives to officially suspend the game.

    After Damar was sent to the hospital, ESPN play-by-play announcer Joe Buck kept telling the live viewers that the league was planning to resume the game. He claimed that the league was about to give five minutes of warm-up sessions to the players to get ready to continue the game.

    In response to this, Troy Vincent, the NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, claimed that even the thought of trying to continue the match after Damar’s accident was a truly insensitive stance.

    Vincent exchanged messages with DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. They reached the immediate conclusion that the game would be postponed.

    Damar is Recovered and Making a Comeback

    Hamlin is fully recovered and has now stated he is making a comeback.

    After being cleared by three specialists, he returned during the offseason, even taking part in preseason games for the Buffalo Bills. However, he does not have a regular role on defense or special teams at the moment.

    On top of that, he is also not rejoining the Bills for the play against the Jets in September 2023.

    Is Damar Hamlin Married, Wife, Girlfriend

    Damar is neither married nor dating a girlfriend. He is simply enjoying his time in the NFL and focusing on his family, his career, and his charity projects.

    Questions about his personal life arose when people started mistaking his little brother for his son. So, to clear things up, the NFL player does not have a son, only a little brother who is simply much younger than him.

    Damar Hamlin’s Net Worth

    Hamlin’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. His very first professional contract for four years is for $3,640,476 which also includes a bonus of $160,476.

    Adding to that figure, he also does brand endorsements and gets money from it. And if that wasn’t enough, Damar also runs a clothing store by the name of Chasing Millions – he started the apparel business in his college days.

    He Organizes Charity Programs

    Hamlin runs the Chasing M’s Foundation which aims to contribute to “the development, health and safety of youth.” Following the cardiac arrest, Damar started this organization to provide children across the country with life-saving care if they need it in emergencies, just like he did.

    Besides this, Damar also started a toy drive fundraiser in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. This whole event started in 2020. He had set a goal of $2,500 for his GoFundMe Campaign for to buy toys for underprivileged kids.

    After his collapse in the game in January 2023, the GoFundMe for the campaign received a massive number of donations from people.

    Damar Hamlin giving toy to the kids from his community in Dec 25, 2020
    Damar Hamlin giving back to the kids through his charity

    Numerous NFL players, coaches, and executives contributed to the campaign in the days that followed. With their help, the charity passed its initial $2,500 goal sum to over $8.7 million as of January 12, 2023.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Damar Romeyelle Hamlin
    Popular Name Damar Hamlin
    Birth Place McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
    Birthday March 24, 1998
    Age 26 years
    Zodiac Aries
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity African-American
    School Central Catholic High School
    College University of Pittsburgh
    Net Worth $2 Million
    Height 6 feet
    Weight 91 kg
    Eye Color Brown
    Hair Color Black
    Relationship Status Single