Ben Dogra

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Ben Dogra is an American sports agent who, until July 2006,[1] headed the Football Division of SFX Football, with associate Mark Heligman. Dogra graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Economics, then earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law.[2][3] He previously worked with Jim Steiner in St. Louis, at SMG (now SFX Sports Group). Dogra now co-heads CAA Football with Tom Condon.[4][5]

Dogra got his start in 1993 as an intern at SMG. Dogra was named the 6th Most Powerful Sports Agent in 2008 by Sports Business Journal.[6] He has also represented more first round draft choices than any other NFL agent since 2004.[7]

NFL client base[edit]

A few of Dogra's and the rest of CAA's NFL clients include DE Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills; LB DeMeco Ryans, Philadelphia Eagles; RB Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings; WR Roy Williams, Chicago Bears; RB Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers; CB Terence Newman, Cincinnati Bengals; WR Braylon Edwards, New York Jets; WR Lee Evans, Baltimore Ravens; RB Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts; LB Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers; and LB London Fletcher[8] Washington Redskins; QB Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins; OL Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals

CAA released Dogra on 11/13/2014 for probable cause due to rumors of him starting his own sports agency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mullen, Liz (24 July 2006). "Dogra near deal to join CAA". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Garrison, Chad (25 April 2004). "Secret agent: Low-profile Ben Dogra corrals 7 top prospects for NFL draft". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ben Dogra". St. Louis University School of Law. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Heitner, Darren (4 September 2008). "Agent Spotlight: Ben Dogra". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Mullen, Liz (28 February 2005). "Ben Dogra, SFX Football". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 20 Most Influential Sports Agents". Sports Business Journal. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Tritto, Christopher (30 July 2006). "Dogra, Steiner Strike Deal to Join Creative Artists Agency". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  8. ^ La Canfora, Jason (29 February 2012). "Redskins’ Fletcher hires CAA before hitting free agency". NFL.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013.