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On To The Next One: Peyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis has eclipsed 1,000 yards in a single season and found himself as the cover-boy for videogame Madden 12.  He also has also switched his representation.  Hillis was formerly represented by SportsTrust Advisors, but made a switch to Kelli Masters of KM Sports.  Recently, we covered the story of Kelvin Sheppard leaving SportsTrust Advisors for Universal Sports & Entertainment.  Later, Sheppard left Universal Sports for Todd France of FAAM.

Jason Wulterkens wrote an Agent Spotlight on Kelli Masters back in May 2008.  Not only is Masters an agent to football players, she is also a former Miss Oklahoma.  How is a mere male agent supposed to compete with that?

Not one of the more recognizable names in the business (yet!), Masters is certainly building her practice year after year.  She is part of a team of agents that represent Gerald McCoy, who was drafted #3 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010.

Hillis was not drafted until the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but he has become one of the best running backs in the game.  With Hillis, Gerald McCoy, and others as clients, Kelli Masters is quickly making her way up the ranks.

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.