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On To The Next One: Ryan Torain

The 6’1, 212 lbs. running back from Arizona State named Ryan Torain is one of those players who was not necessarily expected to be a starter at any point of his professional career.  He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft (#148 overall) by the Denver Broncos, and surprisingly had a chance at becoming the go-to-guy in his rookie season after injuries to 2 other Broncos RBs.  However, Torain was bit by the injury bug as well, and was eventually waived in August 2009 by the team that drafted him.

Luckily for Torain, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was coach of the Broncos when the team selected Torain in the Draft.  Torain was picked up by the Redskins in April 2010 only to be released in September of that same year and then re-signed to the team’s practice squad later that month.  Soon thereafter, Torain would stake Clinton Portis’ spot as the main running back on the team and perform at a very high level, even though he suffered another injury in the 2010 season.

Ryan Torain has a lot of potential.  He is only 24-years-old (turns 25 on August 10) and already has experience as a starting running back.  Unfortunately for Jack Scharf, that talented young running back will be represented by another company.  Torain has switched from Scharf to the team at All Pro Sports & Entertainment (APSE).  APSE is led by C. Lamont Smith and Peter Schaffer.

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.