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Todd France Signs Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon

I could have put up numerous videos of Justin Blackmon, the best wide receiver available in the 2012 NFL Draft.  Instead, I wanted to share the other side of Blackmon, which makes him even more valuable to a professional organization (at least in my eyes).  Todd France is a very lucky man to be representing Blackmon, who is undoubtedly going to tear up the NFL so long as he remains healthy.

The wide receiver from Oklahoma State is leaving school after his Junior season. currently ranks him as the best receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft and the 6th best player overall.  I would not be surprised if the St. Louis Rams select him with the 2nd pick in the draft.

Blackmon shows up when it matters most.  He had 8 catches for 186 yards in a nail-biter Fiesta Bowl win over Stanford and showed that he can open up nice running lanes for others with his impressive blocking.

Blackmon signed with France shortly after France’s Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management was purchased by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, who was also a backer of Ayrault Sports Agency.  Ayrault Sports Agency, its clients, and its founder, Brian Ayrault, have all become a part of the AllPro team.

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.

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