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Florida Gators DT Jaye Howard Signs With Drew Rosenhaus

University of Florida running back Jeff Demps is putting aside his dreams to play professional football to focus on getting prepared to run track in the 2012 Olympics.  Don’t expect the same for the 6’3 302lb Florida defensive tackle Jaye Howard.  Howard, who was recently named Honorable Mention All-SEC by the Associated Press, has signed with Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  Rosenhaus was reportedly in Gainesville, Florida last week and sealed the deal with Howard at that time. currently ranks Howard as the 21st best defensive tackle available in the 2012 NFL Draft and the 213th best player overall.  He has already accepted his invitation to the Senior Bowl.  A big question will be whether Howard will put forth enough effort to excel at the next level.  His big knock in college was that he did not seem to always give it everything he had on the field.

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.