One week until Super Bowl Sunday! All we can think about is football and we know it’s on your mind too. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top NFL speakers available for hire for your upcoming business conference, sports forum, awards ceremony, fundraiser or other special event. These NFL legends can speak on topics including leadership, building a winning team in sports and business, creating a plan for success and overcoming obstacles and more. If your organization is in the market to book NFL speakers, this list is a great place to start your search!
Roger Staubach: Roger is a legendary NFL quarterback who played his entire 11-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Nicknamed Captain Comeback, Roger was the definition of a leader and brought home 2 Super Bowl titles with the Cowboys in 1972 and 1978. He was the first of only 4 players in football history to win a Heisman Trophy and a Super Bowl MVP. After retiring from the NFL, Roger went on to become an accomplished businessman in commercial real estate. Today, he travels the country as a motivational keynote speaker sharing his lessons in leadership, commitment, and teamwork in business and life.
Terry Bradshaw: Sports motivational speaker Terry Bradshaw is a former NFL star quarterback who played 14 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his time with the Steelers, Bradshaw won four Super Bowl titles and eight AFC Central championships. In addition to leading the Steelers to many victories, Bradshaw won the 1978 NFL MVP and also captured 2 Super Bowl MVP awards. He is currently a TV analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday.
Joe Montana: On the field, this Hall of Fame quarterback knew how to handle pressure and delivered unforgettably clutch performances in crunch time for the San Francisco 49ers. He earned the nicknames Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid for his uncanny ability to deliver for his team when the stakes were at their highest. As a motivational sports speaker, Joe can teach your audience the keys to success when dealing with pressure and attacking life’s challenges head-on in work and in life.
Emmitt Smith: The Cowboys new running back Ezekiel Elliott showed flashes of brilliance this year, but there will never be another Emmitt Smith! Emmitt is a consummate professional whose record-setting numbers in the NFL have translated to the business world as a successful entrepreneur with Emmitt Smith Enterprises. He revels in the opportunity to share his success story with others as a motivational keynote speaker at business conferences and sports forums and ceremonies alike.
Steve Young: It’s hard to picture the dynasty that was the San Francisco 49ers without Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. What separated himself from other quarterbacks during his playing days was his determination to succeed and his willingness to put in the work to make it happen.Today, Steve appears as a featured analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.Steve’s speaking topics include life lessons in leadership, character and proper preparation and self-belief to achieve and exceed your goals.
Tony Dungy: Tony is the first African-American head coach ever to win a Super Bowl and currently serves as a featured analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America. Away from the football field, Tony is lauded as a role model for many who has published NY Times bestselling books on family, faith, success and responsibility. He can engage and relate with audiences of all ages and walks of life from university speaker series and fundraisers to corporate business conferences and internal meetings.
Joe Namath: Joe Namath, otherwise known as Broadway Joe, was the king of pro football as the quarterback of the New York Jets during the 1960’s and 70’s. His supreme confidence, fashion sense and flashy quarterback skills to match brought a new excitement to the game and many NFL historians tap Joe as a catalyst in growing the sports immense popularity in the early years of the Super Bowl era. He has appeared as a spokesperson for many top companies including Ovaltine, Noxzema, Hanes and Topps and this has only added to his clout as a pop-culture icon. In 2014, Namath appeared alongside Eli and Peyton Manning in a TV commercial for DirecTV.
Peyton Manning: In true Peyton Manning fashion, it seems like he’s taken no days off since his retirement after winning the Super Bowl in February. Aside from his new string of hilarious commercials with DirecTV and Otter Box, Peyton has been one of the top NFL motivational speakers requested for corporate conferences, industry events and sports ceremonies. In recent months, Peyton has been the headlining speaker for the Jim Blanchard Forum and was just named the featured speaker at the inaugural ProFood Tech Conference in April.
Lynn Swann: Lynn is a former Pittsburgh Steelers wide-receiver who helped lead the team to 4 Super Bowl victories from 1974-1982. He spent his entire NFL career with the Steelers and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Lynn has gone on to become a successful businessman, politician and currently works as the athletic director for his alma mater, the University of Southern California (USC).
Kurt Warner: NFL legend and Christian Speaker Kurt Warner is a former NFL quarterback who played in the league for 11 seasons. Kurt played for three different teams during his career: the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. In 2010, Kurt was on the hit televisions series Dancing with the Stars alongside his dance partner Anna Trebunskaya. In that same year, he joined NFL Network as an analyst and now is currently an announcer for Fox Sports NFL coverage. In 2015, he appeared in the first ever Super Bowl advertisement for Skittles candy.