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2017 by Sillio for Authentic Athletix

Peter Schaffer
  • Founder
  • President
  • Certified NFL Agent

Peter Schaffer has been a certified NFL agent for 25 years. He has negotiated over one billion dollars in contracts, and has had the honor of representing such Hall of Fame greats as Barry Sanders, Jerome Bettis and William Roaf. In addition to players, Schaffer counts numerous NFL coaches and general managers, and national sports media as his clients. He has been named “Top 5 Agents in the NFL” by Street and Smith’s Business Journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in upstate New York, he attended the prestigious Hill School, Pottstown, PA, on athletic and academic scholarship, graduating in 1980 with honors. Schaffer then attended Franklin and Marshall College, graduating in 1984 with honors while playing both varsity lacrosse and hockey. In 1987, he once again graduated at the top of his class from Brooklyn Law School.

Following law school, he joined All Pro Sports and Entertainment as Vice President, Shareholder and Special Counsel. He is now pleased to be president of his own company, Authentic Athletix, a firm whose focus is individualized attention, carefully negotiated contracts and the best connections in the sports world.

 

In addition to being an agent, Schaffer is highly regarded as an expert on the business of sports, appearing on ABC Nightly News, Fox Sports, the Dan Patrick Show, HBO Real Sports and 60 Minutes. He has also co hosted shows on KFFN (Denver) and Altitude Sports Network. His thoughts on the NFL can be read regularly in his national column for the Washington Post’s “Inside the League.” He has served as a Professor of Sports Law at the University of Denver, and has lectured at Tulane University Law School, University of Colorado Business School, Johnson and Wales University, University of Colorado Law School and the University of New York-Cortland among others.

 

Additionally Schaffer  has also served as Chairman of the Denver Cable Commission and the Denver Professional Lacrosse Commission. He is a member of the Agent Advisory Board of the NFL Players Union and is a member in good standing of both the NFLPA and NHLPA.

 

He resides in beautiful Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two young children.

Some Numbers:

Negotiated over $1 Billion in contracts

2 Hall of Fame Clients:

      William Roaf

      Barry Sanders

Has Made 8 Players Highest Paid at their Position

Countless All Pro and Pro Bowl Players

2 of the 5 Players to Make 10 Pro Bowls in 10 Years

Represents Numerous NFL Coaches

Represents NFL General Managers

Represents several national sports media members

 

Peter's Upbringing:

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Cortland NY

Attended the prestigious Hill School in Pottstown PA

Graduated in 1980 with honors. 

Attended Franklin & Marshall University (est 1787)

Graduated in 1984 with honors

Played varsity lacrosse and hockey. 

Graduated at the top of his class from Law School.

Played professional Lacrosse for the Denver Rifles

NFL agent for 25 years

Named “Top 10 Agents in the NFL”

      -Street and Smith’s Business Journal

 "That's why this guy Peter Schaffer represented me during my career and still picks up every time I call or replies to every text to this day and I've been retired for 3 years now. He gave me a couple of simple guidelines when I came in as an undrafted rookie free agent and told me that if I followed them, then I'd play professionally for over a decade or as long as I wanted to. Needless to say, I played for 11yrs. This guy is the best at what he does. #MuchRespect"

            -Artis Hicks, 11 Year NFL Player

"LOVE Peter!  He never forgets you even when you no longer play. He always remembers my birthday and my son has been out of the league for 7 years.  He's the real deal and any player considering him should not hesitate!"

         -Patti Johnson