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Athletes First Sign Two 2021 NFL Draft Prospects

Athletes First continued its hot streak of signing 2021 NFL Draft clients by inking two highly regarded offensive linemen: Aaron Banks of Notre Dame and Wyatt Davis of Ohio State. Aaron Banks racked up numerous postseason accolades after his 5th year at Notre Dame including Associated Press All-America First Team, Sporting News All-America Second Team, […]

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Justin Fields Signs With Athletes First

Athletes First has signed former Ohio State University quarterback Justin Fields. He will be represented by NFL agent David Mulugheta for on-the-field and off-the-field representation. His off-the-field representation will be primarily handled by Athletes First, but will be supported by Rubicon. Fields joins Athletes First and Mulugheta’s expansive client roster. The 6’3”, 228-pound, quarterback from […]

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Why Dwayne Haskins Agent Tweeted About Ending Their Relationship

It is rare to see a sports agent make a public announcement when cutting ties with a professional athlete. Typically, an athlete will send a letter to the agent indicating that their professional relationship is terminated and ultimately sign a new agent with a relative lack of fanfare. However, every so often an agent will […]

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Super-Agent Todd France Joins Athletes First

Athletes First has hired NFL super-agent Todd France to join their team as well as France’s long-time colleagues Jennifer Thatcher and Julie Voelker, all of whom will open Athletes First Atlanta based office. Todd France, recognized by Forbes Magazine as the most powerful agent in football, made headlines late this summer for mutually parting ways […]

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Penei Sewell Signs With Athletes First

After opting out of the 2020-21 college football season and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft, former University of Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell has signed with Athletes First for representation. Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, and David Dunn are the lead agents for Sewell, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.  Brian […]

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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]

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Budda Baker becomes Highest-Paid Safety In NFL History

Budda Baker becomes the highest-paid safety in the NFL after he inked a four-year extension worth $59 million with $33.1 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 2-time Pro Bowl selection was the Arizona Cardinals 2nd round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former Washington Huskie will average $14.75 million per year. “It’s […]

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Colorado State Wide Receiver Warren Jackson Signs With Athletes First

As announced by Neil Stratton of Inside the League, former Colorado State wide received Warren Jackson has signed with Athletes First for representation. Jackson’s plan to leave Colorado State and begin preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft came on the heels of the Mountain West Conference’s decision to suspend falls sports. Jackson said “me and […]

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Athletes First Brings On Eric Schaffer In Executive Role

Athletes First recently announced the hiring of former Washington Football Team Senior VP of Football Operations and General Counsel Eric Schaffer, in a role that focuses on their coaching and front office division. In a press release from the agency, Co-Founder and CEO David Dunn was quoted saying “Athletes First’s certified agents have tremendous respect […]

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2020 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

BY JOSH GOLDBERG AND JASON MORRIN The 2020 NFL Draft was one to remember. A record number of fans tuned into their televisions and anxiously awaited their favorite teams’ selections. 255 young men fulfilled their life long dreams of being drafted (virtually) and celebrated while socially-distanced in their respective homes. The draft had 55 million […]