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The NFLPA Game

Besides Pro Day and Combine Training, NFL Contract Advisors are also focusing on the college football all-star games.  They could be trying to figure out how to get their clients into one of the games and/or focusing on getting their accepted clients into the best shape possible prior to the playing of the games.  Just because a player has not yet been invited to one of the games does not mean that he will not get an invite due to a player injury.

The Senior Bowl is the best all-star game invite for a player to receive.  The next best game is the Shrine Game.  After the Shrine Game is the Texas vs. The Nation Game, which has a new name this year.  It is now called the NFLPA Game, and will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in 2011.  Am I the only person who finds it odd that the NFL Player Association is spending money to sponsor one of these games?

Even though the official name of the game has changed, it will still have the same format – some of the best seniors from Texas taking on some of the best seniors from the rest of the United States.  While it is the third best game behind the Senior Bowl and Shrine Game, it is still an honor to receive an invite.  It will take place on February 5, 2011

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.