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Alabama Linebacker Dont’a Hightower Is A SportsTrust Advisors Client

Yesterday, I mistakenly listed former Alabama linebacker Don’t’a Hightower as a client of Athletes First.  The post has since been corrected.  Hightower has chosen an agent, but his selection was actually Pat Dye, Jr. of SportsTrust Advisors.  SportsTrust Advisors is the agency that Jimmy Sexton recently left in favor of joining up with the football division at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Earlier today, I announced that Sexton and CAA signed Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson. currently lists Hightower as the 2nd best player in the Draft at his position and the 30th best player overall.  He is a former 1st team SEC and 1st team All-American.  Hightower had the most tackles on Alabama’s defense in 2011, with a total of 85.


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.