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On To The Next One: Steve Weatherford

Steve Weatherford has done what few (if any) football players have accomplished before him; he has gone from one RSR to another.  Weatherford had been represented by Ron S. Roche of RSR Sports Management, but very recently switched to Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation (which is often abbreviated “RSR”).

In 2007, Sports Agent Blog interviewed Steve Weatherford, who at the time was a 24 year-old punter for the New Orleans Saints.  We asked Weatherford what factors he had considered when selecting an agent and ultimately picking Roche.  He responded,

“I was very careful during the agent selection period to make sure that I found an agent that was as similar to me and my family as possible. Rob is a family oriented type of guy, and I felt he was truly concerned with my well being as a person as he was as an athlete.”

We also asked Weatherford what factors enticed him to choose a smaller agency or independent agent over a full-service agency.  He said,

“My agent is an independent guy and that appeals to me because it is more one on one, he has about 15 to 20 clients and I feel like that gives me personal communication time and a closer relationship with him in comparison to a huge firm.”

It appears that Weatherford’s interests have changed.  He has made the transition from small agency to mega firm by going from Roche to Rosenhaus.  The former punter from the University of Illinois is currently playing for the New York Giants.

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.

2 replies on “On To The Next One: Steve Weatherford”

Changed it as soon as Weatherford informed me of the mistake.

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