Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown was one of the few to score a touchdown in the team’s first game since safety Damar Hamlin collapsed from cardiac arrest and needed his heartbeat restored.
He did something very special for one of those that saved Hamlin’s life.
Bills coach Denny Kellington administered CPR that night at Cincinnati’s Paycor Stadium, and was instrumental in saving Hamlin, who remains at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
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Hamlin has improved tremendously since that night, being able to talk, tweet and watch the Bills this Sunday as he continues to heal.
When Brown slumped to catch a throw from Josh Allen for a 42-yard touchdown run, he passed the ball to Kellington. He hugged him briefly and exchanged a few words before returning to sit on the bench.
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This was just one of many gestures someone made Sunday for Hamlin, as he remains a top priority for the Bills, the NFL and all his fans. The Bills faithful wore jerseys, T-shirts and more, waving signs and showing their love and support for Hamlin throughout the game.
But the NFL took it to another level, sending out jerseys that said «Love For Damar 3» on them. Every team, from players to coaches, was seen wearing the jerseys before the game or during their respective games.
In addition, the NFL painted number 3 on each 30-yard line with a red border, in homage to Hamlin’s Bills jersey number.
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And on top of that, Nyheim Hines ran the kickoff against the Patriots for a 96-yard touchdown run, the first play since Hamlin’s injury. The Bills hadn’t had a kickoff returned for a touchdown in three years and three months.
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It was his only catch of the day, but Brown made the most of it, thanking one of the many who allowed Hamlin to see his teammates and friends earn his 13th regular-season win and earn the No. 2 seed in the AFC. .