Per an article by Liz Mullen, former 1st Round pick of the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Cornerback, Duane Starks has been hired of Director of Player Career Development for Rosenhaus Sports Representation. Starks is a longtime client of Drew Rosenhaus, their relationship dates back to 1998 when Rosenhaus recruited Starks out of the University of Miami. In this role, Starks’ primary responsibility will be to help Rosenhaus Sports’ more than 100 active clients take advantage of the benefits and programs offered by the NFL and NFLPA. In addition to medical and wellness services, the NFL and NFLPA provide continuing education programs and guidance in areas such as post-career development in broadcasting and entrepreneurship.
Additionally Starks will continue to serve as a captain at the NFLPA’s Players Trust while working full-time for Rosenhaus Sports helping the agency’s retired NFL clients. According to Rosenhaus, Stark will not be involved in recruiting or client maintenance. “He’s not going to bring in any business or do any recruiting or any negotiating, ” he said.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to work with all of his clients and make sure their needs don’t slip through the cracks,” Starks said. “Throughout their NFL careers, guys are busy. And, of course, Drew has his day-to-day negotiations and day-to-day routine for getting those players on a team. But it’s important for someone to step in and get those guys aimed in the right direction even before they retire. What I am going to be is that liaison to make sure all those things happen.”
The addition of Starks to the staff is the latest expansion move for Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, who have recently expanded into Baseball and Basketball representation. Drew Rosenhaus says he plans to hire agents to represent broadcasters and coaches respectively. In the meantime Rosenhaus continues to expand its NFL client roster; recently signing Carolina Panthers Guard Andrew Norwell (previously represented by Vantage Management Group) and Colts Wide Receiver Chester Rogers (previously represented by Warren & Simpson). Rosenhaus Sports has now signed 17 veterans since the Super Bowl.