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St. Thomas Law Alumnus Erik Burkhardt Representing NFL #1 Draft Pick

By April 29, 2019Law School, STU News

St. Thomas Law salutes alumnus, Erik Burkhardt ’07 – agent for Kyler Murray,  2019’s NFL #1 draft pick.

The absolute best football talent descended on Nashville from Apr 25 – Apr 27 and we are so proud that one of our own was there to guide his client to such success at the draft. He has been representing Murray since early February 2019.

Erik, through his company Select Sports Group, also represents the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Kliff Kingsbury, among other notables in the sports industry. His company is #5 on the Forbes List for NFL agents.

Fun Fact: Erik signed his first client while he was still a student at St.Thomas Law; forming his company while pursuing his joint degree (J.D./M.B.A. in Sports Administration).

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St. Thomas Law’s unique J.D./M.B.A. in Sports Administration joint degree is designed for law students interested in working as college athletics compliance officers, sports agents, sports league commissioners, conference commissioners, or any number of other sports-related legal careers. Students receive a first-rate legal education through the School of Law, while taking specialized sports administration classes towards their master’s degree. 

 

 

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