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On To The Next One: Jamaal Anderson

Yet another Pro Tect Management client has found new representation in the wake of Gary Wichard’s death.  Wichard founded the company in 1980 and had a very hands-on approach with his clients.  With his passing, former Pro Tect clients including Antonio Cromartie and Calais Campbell have switched agencies.  Both of those players joined the large client roster of CAA Football, headed by Ben Dogra and Tom Condon.  Jamaal Anderson has also made a switch, but he has chosen Lagardere Unlimited instead of CAA.

Anderson is a 6’6 289lb defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons.  The former Arkansas Razorback is going into his 5th season with the team.  He was drafted as someone who could increase the number of sacks, but in 4 years, has only racked up a total of 3.5.  He is rather versatile, though, able to also play in the defensive tackle position.  The Falcons and Lagardere hope Anderson can turn his career around in his 5th season and put up numbers that were expected when he was drafted 8th overall in 2007.

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.