After Dumar Hamlin fell, the former Buffalo Bills player said last week demonstrated “the power of prayer” as the entire country prayed for Hamlin’s recovery.
Eric Wood, a former center for the Bills and now radio color commentator for the team’s games, joined ‘Fox & Friends’ for the first game after Hamlin’s collapse at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. .
“It was unbelievable. The ceremony before the game, all the emotions in the stadium turned into a celebration. The whole week looked like a tragedy, but it turned into a celebration. Congratulations to the trainers, to Damer.” It’s a “moment of celebrating good health,” Wood told Brian Kilmeade on Monday.
Bills return to kick off TD in first game since Dummer Hamlin collapsed, player reactions
He explained that Bills player Nyheim Hines scored a touchdown on the opening kickoff, saying, “Josh Allen described it perfectly. It was mental. It was different than it felt in the stadium.” It was a type moment.”
“I had never seen or experienced anything like it was in Cincinnati the week before when Dummer was down on the field the way he was.”
As a man of faith, Wood said he hopes something good will come of this.
“I knew that from now on, some good would come from faith and prayer and all of that being implemented in the game,” said Wood.
“There are so many media people across the country who are outspoken about their faith and so many professional athletes. It has been a special week.”
I didn’t think about the New England Patriots buffalo bills Starting Week 18 of the NFL. Dahmer Hamlin’s condition after the tragic incident in Cincinnati this Monday, when he suffered a cardiac arrest and needed to recover his heart rate on the field, was the most immediate concern for the entire league.
When it came time to kick off, the stadium roared, waiting for the Bills to push back Nyheim Hines and return.
Hines kicked off 96 yards home and bounced off two tackles to give the Bills the lead with blistering speed.
But Hines wasn’t done. He got another kickoff back for a touchdown. This time with 6:53 left in the third quarter, they went 101 yards to give Buffalo the lead again, 21-17, with the Bills winning 35-23.
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Hamlin tweeted for the first time since the weekend incident.
“When you pour love into the world, it comes back threefold…Thank you to everyone who reached out and prayed for me.This makes me stronger on the road to recovery.For me.” Keep praying!” he wrote.
Bills posted an update on Hamlin’s condition Saturday afternoon, saying Hamlin remains in critical condition while continuing to breathe on his own.
In a later “American Newsroom,” former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly said the Buffalo community has always been in trouble.
“If a gentleman is trying to raise $2,500 for the Hila charity for children and suddenly it’s over $8 million, you know these fans are real.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.