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A Sneak Peek At The 133 Newly Certified NFLPA Contract Advisors

The NFL Players Association has revealed the information of 133 newly certified Contract Advisors who successfully passed the exam required for entry and paid the required dues to represent NFL players.  Neil Stratton of published a list of the new agents, along with the companies they are affiliated with and the cities in which they reside.  Some interesting nuggets from Stratton’s breakdown includes:

  • Florida led all states with a total of 17 new NFLPA Contract Advisors.  Texas has 16 new Contract Advisors, New York has 11, and California has 9.  While 133 certifications were handed out, they only span across 28 states.
  • Leigh Steinberg’s name is noticeably absent, but he did sit for the examination this year.
  • Athletes First added two new Contract Advisors to its staff.  The company has the third most clients under contract, behind Creative Artists Agency and Rosenhaus Sports Representation.
  • Two new agents with ties to the University of Florida who set up an agency in Miami, Florida called 4th Quarter Sports Group.


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.