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Athletes First Partners With Winnebago For Football Season Tailgate Tour

Athletes First announced an innovative partnership today with Winnebago and the official launch of the Athletes First Tailgate Tour as A1 demonstrates how it’s reimagining athlete representation. Athletes First will travel across the country in a customized Winnebago Forza for six action-packed months to see each week’s top NFL and NCAA games. The tour kicked […]

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2023 NFL Draft Player/Agent Pairings

Welcome to another year of providing the player/agent pairings as well as some notes for those selected in the NFL Draft. Notes Round 1

Sports Business

Venture Capital Firms Take Majority Interest In Athletes First

MASTRY Ventures and General Catalyst, each a venture capital firm, have jointly acquired a majority interest in Southern California-based sports agency Athletes First. Brian Murphy will remain the CEO of the agency and run day-to-day operations. The venture capital firms hope to create new platforms for Athletes First to find new opportunities and establish enhanced […]

NFL Players

Calvin Ridley Has New Representation: David Mulugheta

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is suspended for the 2022 NFL season after being found to have gambled on games in 2021, has made a change in representation. Ridley was previously represented by SportsTrust Advisors, going back to when he was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the […]

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Court Rules Arbitration Award Was Procured By NFL Agent’s Fraud

You never want a court to conclude that you committed fraud. But that is exactly what is said about a prominent NFL agent in the middle of a newly released decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. According to the Court, perhaps the “easiest conclusion” in the case, “even under […]

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2022 NFL Draft: First Round Recap

Contrary to previous NFL Drafts, the first round in 2022 seemed to have tilted toward defensive players. Even more surprising, emerging sports agencies challenged the status quo domination of behemoth groups that we are used to seeing at the very top of the draft. The night started off with a bang when the Jacksonville Jaguars […]

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On To The Next One: Rashod Bateman

Rashod Bateman, now formerly represented by Blake Baratz, Luke Inveiss, and Case Donahue at The Institute for Athletes, has proceeded to new representation with Andre Odom and Athletes First. The Ravens drafted Rashod with the 27th overall draft pick in 2021. Bateman has seen game time in six games so far in the regular season, […]

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Interview With The Agent: Trey Smith

Trey Smith is an NFLPA Certified Agent with Athletes First. He is from Perry, Georgia, which is a small town twenty minutes south of Macon, Georgia. In high school, he was a 2-sport standout athlete and student and was able to receive football and basketball scholarship offers. Smith decided to choose football and went on […]

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2021 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

By: Ransom Campbell, Eric Finkelstein, Dan DeWitt, Rex Sheild, and Jacoby Vault With the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft from April 29-May 1st, the top-tier agencies saw plenty of their clients selected and smaller agencies saw their clients on the board for the first time. Agent Recaps: Athletes First had 23 Clients Drafted CAA […]

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2021 NFL Draft Recap: Rounds 4-7 Player-Agent Pairings

As the NFL Draft concluded this weekend, the below agencies landed players being drafted in Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft: A3 Athletics JaCoby Stevens – Round 6 Agency 1 Sports Darrick Forrest – Round 5 Kawaan Baker – Round 7 Alliance Management Rhamondre Stevenson – Round 4 Tyler Shelvin – Round 4 AMDG Sports […]