We’re officially at the halfway point of the 2016-2017 NFL season and what a year it has been so far. We’ve seen new players make a name for themselves and established veterans deliver in clutch moments as they always seem to do. The spirit of competition and the drive and preparation to succeed is instilled in each one of these talented athletes. Post retirement, many gridiron greats transition as NFL motivational speakers to continue to inspire fans and audiences to achieve their own life’s goals. Below are the top trending NFL motivational speakers for hire for your upcoming event:
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 weeks, Peyton has been the headlining speaker for the Jim Blanchard Forum and was just named the featured speaker at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Foundation’s Annual Convention & IDEA Trade Show.
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.
Emmitt Smith: The Cowboys new running back Ezekiel Elliott has shown 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.
Warren Moon: Looking for an NFL keynote speaker that can teach your audience about not taking no for an answer and overcoming obstacles to be great? Hire motivational sports speaker Warren Moon. No NFL teams were interested in drafting Warren after a stellar college career. Instead of listening to the naysayers, Warren set many astounding records in the CFL before earning his way into the NFL and going on to appear in 9 Pro Bowls. Warren is credited as the first African-American quarterback ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Never give up on your dreams!
Mike Ditka: His name is synonymous with success. A man who has demanded perfection from himself, his players and his coaches and pushes others to reach personal goals they never thought were possible. Mike Ditka is the ultimate motivator and engaging keynote speaker who has shared his tips to success with groups of business professionals, sports teams, volunteer organizations and more. He has truly transcended the sports world to become an empowering figure with the ability to inspire others to take control of their lives and seize opportunities.
Dan Marino: Boy, we bet the Miami Dolphins wish they still had this quarterback behind the helm! Dan Marino is a Hall of Fame quarterback and businessman who still holds many NFL records that have remained unbroken to this day. Since retiring from the game, Marino has worked in the front office of the Dolphins in addition to opening a string of successful restaurants and appearing on the CBS pregame show The NFL Today from 2002-2013. He is also a popular celebrity spokesperson appearing in campaigns for Nutri-System, Hooters and Papa Johns.
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.
Bo Jackson: Bo is a sports legend undefined by boundaries and personal limitations. He is one of only a handful of athletes who has been named an all-star in 2 professional sports (NFL & MLB) and is often considered one of the greatest all-around athletes of all-time bar none. If your organization is interested in hiring NFL motivational keynote speakers who can speak to hard work and breaking down barriers to succeed, Bo Jackson is your man.
Joe Montana: Before Steve Young was 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.
Tedy Bruschi: Tedy is best remembered as the heart and soul of the New England Patriots defense that helped the team win 3 Super Bowls in 2002, 2004 and 2005. 3 days after the 2005 Super Bowl victory, Tedy suffered a mild stroke but was determined to persevere through this traumatic experience to live life on his own terms. He is now a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and started his own foundation to raise funds for stroke research. Tedy is an empowering motivational sports speaker whose story of success, setbacks and perseverance is sure to inspire your audience.
If you are interested in one of the of the NFL motivational speakers listed above or other top NFL motivational speakers in our database, contact Sports Speakers Bureau today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)410-4243.