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On To The Next One: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is a strong safety from the University of Utah who was drafted by the Tennessee Tians in the 5th round (#148 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  He was on the team’s practice squad in 2010, but hopes to be a solid contributor to the Titans’ special teams in 2011.  NFL agency SportStars hopes the same.

Neil Stratton of Inside The League has reported that Johnson recently switched representation.  He was formerly represented by Premier Sports, but changed to the aforementioned SportStars.  Johnson is originally from California, which could be one reason why he originally picked Premier Sports as his agency of record.  SportStars is based in New York.

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.