Bengals Pro Bowl LB Vontaze Burfict signs with Paradigm Sports Management for full-service representation
Thursday, February 20, 2014
(Irvine, CA) Vontaze Burfict has signed with Paradigm Sports Management for full-service representation. The 23-year-old linebacker had a breakout season in 2013 and earned 2nd team All-Pro honors. In addition, the 2nd year player was the first Bengals LB to be named to the Pro Bowl since 1976. In addition, he led the NFL in total tackles in 2013 with 171. Vontaze was an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State University in 2012 when Marvin Lewis and the Bengals took a chance on him and he immediately produced with 14 starts and 127 total tackles. Vontaze has lead the Bengals defense in tackles in his two seasons with the club.
Vontaze stated the following about signing with the firm, “I chose to sign with Audie Attar and Ryan Buescher of Paradigm Sports Management because I felt the guys were honest and hard working with a lot of industry knowledge that will help take my career to the next level. They have put together a team of high-level executives that have a wealth of expertise and experience and believe in a team approach that best suits my needs. The Paradigm team will be working alongside my marketing manager, Rajiv Sharma to ensure I maximize my career on an off the field. I'm so excited to add this great group of professionals to my team.”
President of Paradigm Sports Management Audie Attar said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Vontaze Burfict, he is one of the best linebackers in the NFL today. Vontaze faced adversity coming into the league, but the Bengals gave him an opportunity and he took full advantage of that chance. Vontaze has shown that he is an exceptional football player and a positive influence in the Bengals locker room. Vontaze is eager to continue to grow both as a player and a person and is real receptive to challenging himself both on and off the field. Together with his marketing managers, ProLogic Management, we have put together a team of high-level football and sports executives that will provide Vontaze with first class service to help further his career. I am truly honored at this opportunity and to have earned Vontaze trust and business moving forward with his career.”