TCU QB Max Duggan Gives Impressive Answer When Asked About Damar Hamlin Ahead Of Championship 

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Damar Hamlin’s near-fatal incident during Monday Night Football had a profound impact on the entire football community — and that includes TCU quarterback Max Duggan.

Speaking at National Championship Media Day Saturday, Duggan said Hamlin’s injury was eye-opening.

“I’ve seen stuff that he’s doing better right now, so that’s incredible to hear,” Duggan told FOX Digital.

“But I think just in today’s age, a lot of people get caught up in football and the game. But when you see something like that happen and somebody’s life can possibly be taken away like that, it kind of puts a lot of things into perspective.”

Damar Hamlin is awake, alert, moving, and – perhaps most significantly – talking. Doctors removed Hamlin’s breathing tube Friday for the first time since he’s arrived at the hospital, and the Buffalo Bills’ safety even spoke to teammates via FaceTime.

This news comes as a relief for a community who has spent the week praying and sending their well wishes.

“There’s a lot bigger things in this world than the game right now,” Duggan said. “Seeing the football world and community and just everyone around kind of surround him and his family has been pretty incredible.”

Duggan and the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs square up against the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs Monday in the College Football National Championship.

While Duggan clearly hopes to lead his team to an upset and national title victory, it’s obvious he has his priorities in line when it comes to the most important things in life.

Written by Amber Harding

Amber is a Midwestern transplant living in Murfreesboro, TN. She spends most of her time taking pictures of her dog, explaining why real-life situations are exactly like "this one time on South Park," and being disappointed by the Tennessee Volunteers.

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  1. Great story, and don’t count TCU out. I know Vegas has Georgia favored by a dozen points, but they also had Michigan by eight.

    Some years ago I wrote a program to use matrix analysis to evaluate teams by their scores versus mutual opponents. It considers only scoring.

    For NCAA football it has over 700 teams and 3700 games. For TCU v Georgia there are no mutual opponents but there are opponents-of-opponents. TCU averaged 38 points and Georgia averaged 30 points in those contests.

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