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Jimmy Clausen Signs With David Dunn Of Athletes First

Gary Wichard, the recently deceased founder of Pro Tect Management, had an absolutely freakish 2010 NFL Draft.  He and is company represented Arrelious Benn, Everson Griffen, Taylor Mays, C.J. Spiller, and Jimmy Clausen.  That was the type of draft class that would make anybody, CAA Football included, salivate.  Out of the entire group, Wichard was probably the closest with quarterback Jimmy Clausen.  Upon Wichard’s passing, Clausen Tweeted, “I am lost for words right now.”  It surely was hard for all of his clients to bare, Clausen included.

Since Wichard’s passing, many of his former clients have found new homes with different agencies.  Calais Campbell signed with Ben Dogra and Tom Condon of CAA.  As did Antonio Cromartie.  Jamaal Anderson switched to Lagardere Unlimited.  Now Jimmy Clausen has finally changed agencies, and has selected David Dunn of Athletes First.  Other quarterbacks represented by Athletes First include Kyle Orton, Mark Sanchez, Matt Schaub, Aaron Rodgers, Chad Henne, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassel, and Matt Hasselbeck – quite a list.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.