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IF Management Signs ESPN Studio Analyst Mark Brunell

Broadcasting agency, IF Management, represents some of the most recognizable broadcasters and media personalities in the sports business industry, including Doug Gottlieb (CBS), Seth Greenberg (ESPN), Bill Patrick (NBC Sports), Clay Travis (Fox Sports 1), Dave Revsine (Big Ten Network), and others.

The New York-based sports agency recently expanded its client base, signing ex NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst, Mark Brunell.  Brunell threw for 30,000-plus yards and 184 touchdowns over 19 NFL seasons.  He finished his career in 2011 with the New York Jets.  The Los Angeles native will be represented by IF Vice President, Gideon Cohen.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell speaks with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan in the second quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field. Brunell was inducted into the "Pride of the Jaguars" during halftime ceremonies. Photo Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell speaks with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan. Photo Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

“We were immediately intrigued when we heard that Mark had joined ESPN as a studio analyst this season given his stellar NFL career and impeccable reputation,” Cohen said.  “We were quickly impressed with his on-air charisma and substantive analysis and soon discovered that several of our clients had not only worked with Mark but had amazing things to say about his work ethic and attitude.  Upon meeting Mark, it was clear he had the foundation to succeed long term in broadcasting and we were thrilled to welcome him onto our team.”

In addition, IF has signed former NBA point guard, Casey Jacobsen.  Josh Santry, Senior Director of Broadcasting, will represent Jacobsen, who is now playing overseas in the German League.

“Casey is someone I actually first started talking to about broadcasting in 2006,” Santry said of the former Stanford Cardinal.  “We’ve long thought he was going to be a great broadcaster, and as we stayed in touch over the years, I continued to be impressed by his interest in, and knowledge of, the broadcasting landscape.  We’re very excited to have him on board and look forward to next basketball season and beyond.”