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Marshon Lattimore Leads Tory Dandy’s 2017 NFL Draft Class

Roughly one year ago, Contract Advisor Tory Dandy went from working for Independent Sports and Entertainment to Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Dandy, a thirteen year NFL agent, represents the likes of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson, amongst others.

We checked in with Dandy for an update on his signings for the 2017 NFL Draft and found out the following.

Dandy is the lead agent for:

  • Marshon Lattimore, CB Ohio State
  • Mike Williams, WR Clemson
  • Haason Reddick, LB Temple
  • Cordrea Tankersley, CB Clemson

Dandy is one of the agents on the Standard Representation Agreement, but not the lead agent, for the following draft-eligible players:

  • Roderick Johnson, OT Florida State
  • Isaiah Ford, WR Virginia Tech
  • Marcus Williams, FS Utah
  • Dawuane Smoot, DE Illinois

Per the NFLPA, Dandy has negotiated fourteen current NFL player contracts.

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.