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On To The Next One: Lazarius “Pep” Levingston

Lazarius Levingston was picked in the seventh round (#215 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks.  The former LSU Tiger, better known as “Pep” was the last player from his class at LSU to be selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  He has experience playing at the defensive end and defensive tackle positions.  He also now has experience with more than one sports agent.

Pep Levingston was represented by Alvin Nelson of Cannon and Nelson Sports on draft day.  He is now represented by Andy Simms of PlayersRep Sports.  Nelson also represents Markell Carter, a linebacker out of Central Arkansas, who was the #204 overall pick of the 2011 Draft.

Pep Levingston joins Stevan Ridley (RB from LSU – #73 overall to New England), Johnny Patrick (DB from Louisville – #88 overall to New Orleans), and Brian Rolle (LB from Ohio State – #203 overall to Philadelphia) as PlayersRep Sports clients selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Our 2011 NFL Draft listing of agents for the players selected in rounds 1-7 has been updated to reflect this change in representation and all other changes that we have posted in our On To The Next One column.

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.