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Elias Sports Signs Two NFL Prospects: Robert Alford and Brandon Williams

Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams pictured signing signing his Standard Representation Agreement with Albert Elias.

Albert Elias has distinguished his company, Elias Sports Management, from the competition by focusing his recruiting on the southeast.  In particular, Elias has had much success recruiting players out of Louisiana State University and other colleges within the state of Louisiana.  LSU will be going to a bowl game, so there is not yet an indication that Elias will sign any players departing from that school.  However, he has already announced the signing of a player from a nearby school, in addition to an athlete from Missouri.

Robert Alford, a cornerback out of Southeast Louisiana was the first prospect to sign with Elias.  Alford’s brother, Fred Booker, is a former LSU and NFL player who was with him when he signed his SRA with Elias.  Alford has an invite to the Senior Bowl, was named to the Buck Buchanan Award List and earned first-team All-Southland Conference honors.

Elias has also signed Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams to an SRA.  He finished his college career with 27 sacks (8.5 sacks in 2012), making him the all-time leader in that category at his alma mater.  In 2012, the 6’3, 325 lb DT also took home MIAA defensive player of the year.

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.