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Rep Your Alma Mater

I was born in Florida, raised in Florida, earned a Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Florida, and I am going into my third and final year of law school at the University of Florida.  There are many reasons for my choosing to go to UF for law school, one of which being the hope that it would help with recruiting Gators in the future.  I professed my desire to represent Gator athletes to my school’s newspaper, and hope to make it a reality quite soon.  While I understand that I will be recruiting at one of, if not the biggest powerhouses in terms of collegiate athletics, in the entire U.S., I think that I have a distinct opportunity to make some headway soon.

Guys like Albert Elias give me hope.  Albert also went to a school with one of the biggest athletic programs in the nation.  In fact, his school is an SEC rival of my own.  He completed his undergraduate degree at LSU and also went to law school.  Since graduating, Elias has used his connection to LSU to his favor.  He and his company, Elias Sports Management, currently represent 11 NFL active players who are from his alma mater.  Jarvis Green is probably his most popular client.

Now, if only Tim Tebow were reading this post…

(Albert and his client, Herman Johnson, are pictured below)

albert elias

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.

6 replies on “Rep Your Alma Mater”

I have to agree, graduating from a school can deff. give you an advantage to getting athletes from that school best of luck darren and bryan!

Also I forgot to ask, I looked at the website and saw that Paul Rutgers, Gerard Haran, and Robert Lara are no longer on there. Did Dynasty part ways with them or are they out of baseball?Congrads on the new signing of Amato too

Long time fan of the site! Why would an agent part ways with a player if you dont mind me asking? Was it something he did on or off the field?

Good question. There are countless of reasons why an agent would part ways with a player. In this case, I love Robert and Robert has told me that he feels the same. However, we had different expectations for each other. For the time being, we decided to part ways, but we still talk and I continue to track him and wish him the best.

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