The Buffalo Bills training staff will be the recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service during the The 2023 ESPYS on July 12 at 8 p.m on ABC.
The award honors the life-saving measures performed by the training staff on Jan. 2, 2023 when Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on field during Monday Night Football.
The ESPYS have been an annual sports awards show since 1993 to highlight individuals and teams for an exemplary achievement. Here's why the ESPYS felt the Bills training staff are worthy of the award:
"After Damar Hamlin's collapse on the field shook the world last January, the Buffalo Bills training staff exemplified mental toughness and immediately performed live-saving measures. In recognition of their commitment to every member of the team, the Bills training staff will be awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by MassMutual, an award given to a group with a strong connection to sports who has served others in a way that echoes the legacy of the former NFL player and U.S. Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Past recipients of the Pat Tillman Award for Service include Gretchen Evans (2022), Kim Clavel (2020), and Jake Wood (2019)." — ESPN
The Bills training staff along with UC Health staff members also received recognition on stage during the 2023 NFL Honors show in Phoenix before the Super Bowl.