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ESPN Broadcaster Damien Woody Signs With Octagon

ESPN broadcaster and former NFL player Damien Woody has signed with Octagon for his representation in his second career. He was formerly represented by Don Buchwald & Associates, according to SBJ.

The former offensive lineman was the 17th overall pick by the New England Patriots in the 1999 NFL Draft. He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots before signing with the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 2004. Throughout his 11-year NFL career he played for three teams (Patriots, Lions and Jets), playing every offensive line position and making one Pro Bowl before retiring in 2011.

At Octagon, Woody will be represented by Tim Scanlan, vice president of sports broadcast. Scanlan knows both sides of the business, as he joined Octagon in 2016 after leaving ESPN where he negotiated deals for on-air talent. Given Scanlan’s experience on both sides of the table, negotiating Woody’s new contract with the global leader puts them in a unique position.

According to Scanlan, Woody made it as a broadcaster because he is opinionated and authentic, and can speak about a variety of topics in both sports and culture. “The cool thing about Damien is he has not changed who he is or his style since he arrived in the world in broadcasting or at ESPN, in particular.”

Woody can be seen on various ESPN programs such as SportsCenter and NFL Live.