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On To The Next One: Carlos Dunlap

Maybe Drew Rosenhaus should get a special headline outside of our normal On To The Next One column.  It seems like every week he is bringing a new client into the fold.  The most recent NFL player to drop his agent for Rosenhaus Sports Representation is former Florida Gator, Carlos Dunlap.

Dunlap was a second round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft.  Many “draft experts” ranked Dunlap as the best Defensive End in the country going into the 2009 season and quite a few even pegged him as the future #1 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.  He certainly had the talent and physique to earn himself a spot at the top of the draft.  But between being arrested and charged for driving under the influence and having a mediocre statistical 2009 campaign, he dropped to the second round of the draft.  He proved his skill in limited time with the Bengals in 2010.

The 6’6, 290lb DE racked up 9.5 sacks in his rookie season and even got himself a safety.  He also got himself a new agent in the form of Rosenhaus.  Dunlap was previously represented by Todd France of FAAM, who is no small fish in the agent world, himself.

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.

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