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Damar Hamlin in Attendance at Pitt Basketball Game Against Georgia Tech



Former Pitt safety Damar Hamlin.

PITTSBURGH — Former Pitt and current Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin sat court side at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday night as Pitt basketball hosted Georgia Tech.

A McKees Rocks native and Central Catholic High School alum, Hamlin was selected by Buffalo in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He played five seasons from 2016-2020, staying home to play for head coach Pat Narduzzi. Hamlin totaled 290 tackles, 27 passes defended, 10 tackles for loss, and six interceptions in 48 career games. 

Pittsburgh Panthers Damar Hamlin February 21, 2023 David Hague/PSN

He started 13 of 15 games for the Bills in 2022, totaling 91 tackles, six tackles for loss, two passes defended, one forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks from his safety position. 

Hamlin’s cardiac arrest mid-game cardiac arrest on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati – in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football – swept the nation and rose awareness about the importance of CPR. Following the injury, Hamlin’s Chasing M’s Foundation raised over $9 million and shattered the initial goal of $2,500.

Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd is also in attendance at the game on Pitt Day of Giving.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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