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On To The Next One: Derek Cox

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox was drafted in the 3rd round (#73 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.  Prior to entering the NFL, Cox was a 4-year starter at William & Mary, where he was twice selected All-Colonial Athletic Association.  Cox amassed 22 tackles through Week 11 of the current NFL season, but was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury late in November.  In his first two years in the NFL, Cox tallied four interceptions per season.  Prior to his injury in 2011, Cox had not picked off a single pass.

Sources have confirmed that Derek Cox is now represented by SportsTrust Advisors, which is the brainchild of Jimmy Sexton and Pat Dye, Jr., who merged their two respective companies, Athletic Resource Management (ARM) and ProFiles Sports, Inc. last year.  However, Sexton recently left SportsTrust to join up with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he recently signed Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who is projected to be a first or second rounder in the 2012 NFL Draft.  Pat Dye, Jr. continues to operate SportsTrust Advisors.

Cox was previously signed with David J. Sullivan of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. (K+C Sports).

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.