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Catching Up With Impact Sports’ 2012 NFL Draft Class

Impact Sports, a football agency established in 1987 and operating out of Boca Raton, Florida and Los Angeles, California, currently represents over fifty NFL athletes as their NFLPA Contract Advisors.  The Contract Advisors on staff at Impact Sports are Mitch Frankel, Tony Fleming, and Sean Kiernan.  Together, the three have recruited and signed six football players to represent leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft.  The following players in Impact Sports’ 2012 Rookie Class.

Travis Benjamin

  • Hometown, Belle Glade, Florida
  • A wide receiver from the University of Miami
  • Ended his college career as one of only six players in history program with more than 2,000 receiving yards

Zach Brown

  • Hometown, Columbia, Maryland
  • A linebacker from the University of North Carolina
  • In 2010, finished second on the team with 72 tackles, and named first team All-ACC in 2011

Orson Charles

  • Hometown, Tampa, Florida
  • A tight end from the University of Georgia
  • 2011 named a John Mackey Award Finalist, team offensive captain, Second Team All-American

Lavonte David

  • Hometown, Miami, Florida
  • A linebacker from University of Nebraska
  • In 2010 named first-team All-Big 12 choice and was Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
  • 2011 was Awarded Defensive MVP of the team

Jayron Hosley

  • Hometown, Delray Beach, Florida
  • A cornerback from Virginia Tech
  • Was a 2011 Honorable Mention All-American by and 2011 Second Team All-ACC

Marquis Maze

  • Hometown, Birmingham, Alabama
  • A wide receiver from University of Alabama
  • Candidate for the Paul Horning Award
  • Led the team with 56 receptions which ranks third in the SEC, has two 100-yard receiving games

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.