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Heisman Finalist Trent Richardson Signs With Jimmy Sexton (CAA)

Since leaving SportsTrust Advisors to join Tom Condon and Ben Dogra at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Jimmy Sexton has been busy building his football player client list.  For many years, Sexton was widely known for representing many of the best coaches in college and professional football.  While that statement still holds true today, it would be hard to dispute that he pays much more attention these days to recruiting and representing players than he did in the past.  Recently drafted clients include Tim Tebow and Julio Jones.  He will certainly continue to gain strength as a players’ agent through the players he represents in the 2012 NFL Draft.

I already reported on Sexton’s signing of Memphis Defensive Tackle Dontari Poe.   The NFL’s College Advisory Committee, provided Poe his Draft grade (2nd round) prior to Poe signing with Sexton and entering his name into the 2012 NFL Draft.

More recently, Sexton signed former Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy Finalist, Trent Richardson.  I will let the video below do all the talking.

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.