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News Posted on April 24, 2014

Top Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg Speaks at King Hall

Joel Gerson '14, Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg, Albert Vontz '16Joel Gerson '14, Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg, Albert Vontz '16Leigh Steinberg, one of the preeminent names in the sports management industry, delivered a presentation at King Hall on April 16. His appearance was sponsored by the students of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society (ESLS).

Steinberg is often credited as the inspiration for the 1996 hit film Jerry Maguire, starring Tom Cruise. Steinberg has represented an unmatched eight No. 1 overall picks in the NFL draft and countless star athletes in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf.

In his address, Steinberg encouraged students to seek well-rounded lives and careers. He talked about the importance of relationships and philanthropy. After the presentation, he met with students and signed copies of his new autobiography The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game.

Steinberg's appearance garnered coverage from the media, including an article and video feature on the Sacramento Bee website.

Sacramento Bee multimedia feature