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On To The Next One: Stephen Nicholas

Stephen Nicholas is a product of Jacksonville, Florida.  He went to the University of South Florida before getting drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft.  The linebacker has racked up 211 tackles, 5 sacks, and 1 interception since becoming a professional.  78 of those tackles came in 2010.  Those numbers were good enough to interest the gentlemen at Octagon Football.  Nicholas has signed with Doug Hendrickson and CJ LaBoy of Octagon.

Nicholas was formerly represented by Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3).  a3 still lists Nicholas as a client on its website, but the company has not responded regarding any questions concerning Nicholas’ switch in representation.  Hendrickson confirmed the change.


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.