Who will win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes?
The Stanford quarterback has officially signed with the Wasserman Media Group, and will be represented by his uncle and NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson. Wilson joins Wasserman as the company's Executive VP of Football.
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LOS ANGELES Wasserman Media Group today announced that nationally lauded Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck has signed with the agency for comprehensive representation. NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson joins Wasserman as the companys Executive Vice President of Football and will serve as Lucks agent. By joining Wassermans esteemed 1200-deep global client roster, Luck will benefit greatly from the agencys world class service including contract negotiation, marketing endorsements, media relations, social media counsel, and charitable and community development. Wassermans athlete management team, led by Arn Tellem, has negotiated player contracts and endorsements totaling over 3.5 billion in the last five years in the US alone. We are pleased to join forces with Will to maximize Andrews potential in the sport of football, said Mike Watts, Chief Operations Officer, Wasserman Media Group. Wills more than 20 years of global sports business experience with some of the most successful leagues will also further our business strategies as we continue to expand internationally. "Wasserman Media Group has an industry reputation second to none and a tremendous wealth of experience in athlete representation," said Wilson. "And as the agency's first, and only NFL player, Andrew will be receiving an outstanding service as he launches his career. I am also excited to help grow the agencys global business offerings."While Wilson will be managing Lucks career on a day-to-day basis, he will also work with the management team on international business development as part of Wassermans leading soccer division which represents over 400 soccer professionals around the globe, more than any other agency.Wilson joins Wasserman after serving as Executive Vice President of International Business & Special Events of MLS and SUM for the past four years. Prior to his time at MLS and SUM, Wilson has served in a number of executive roles within the international and domestic sports business including Executive Vice President of Sales for the Arena Football League (AFL) and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Champ Car World Series (CART). Wilson also spent thirteen years working for NFL International including serving as Managing Director of NFL Mexico as well as the General Manager of the NFL Europe League Scottish Claymores.About Andrew LuckAndrew Luck, 22, is the most highly regarded college quarterback in a generation. In 2011, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, as well as a Walter Camp All-American. He was also named First Team All Pac-12 in 2010 and 2011, and a 2011 First Team All-American. Over the past two years, Luck was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and lead Stanford to three straight Bowl Games and two straight BCS Games (Orange Bowl 2011, Fiesta Bowl 2012). Luck is on track to graduate from Stanford University in Spring 2012 with a bachelors degree in architectural design. About Wasserman Media GroupWasserman is a sports marketing and entertainment agency with global expertise in Athlete Management, Consulting, Media Rights, Partnership and Business Development and Action Sports. For more information please visit www.wmgllc.com .