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On To The Next One: Michael Wilhoite

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite has signed with David Canter of South Florida-based DEC Management.  Wilhoite joins his college teammate and current 49er wide receiver Joe Hastings as DEC Management clients.  Both players went to Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, which has a population of roughly 7,000 students.  The two were also recently honored by the Kansas Senate.

Wilhoite was formerly represented by Honolulu, Hawaii-based agent Leo Goeas of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.  Goeas played college ball at the University of Hawaii prior to embarking on a 7-year career in the NFL.  Last year, Wilhoite was signed to the 49ers practice squad after playing for the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks as an undrafted free agent.

Below, there is a clip of Wilhoite and Hastings explaining their journey to the NFL Draft.  Enjoy.

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.