Welcome to SportSWest Football

Football is our business… Our only business. SportSWest Football came into existence through the vision of its founder Angelo Wright. His vision was to found a sports representation firm that did not just Negotiate contracts, but a firm that strives to develop it’s clients on both the gridiron and everyday life.

The firm now in its 25th year of existence, remains boutique in design.. but with the reputation, success, and versatility to garner a reputation as one of the top firm in the representation business.

Moreover, SportSWest has earned it’s success and reputation by cultivating a national brand known for effectively developing and managing athletic careers, providing top-notch football training skill development, and candid advice for individual life success.

Leadership Team

SportSWest Football, a firm consisting of honest, diligent, hardworking, visionary agents committed to guiding your rise to the top.

Having been in the sports representation business for 25+ years, we are able to navigate any situation that may arise. Understanding forward-thinking agents who strive to achieve the best results for our clients.
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    Angelo Wright

    Founder/Principal Agent

    "The business of football becomes increasingly more challenging with each new season, We at SW steadfastly meet the industry's ever-changing demands by remaining innovative, pragmatic, honest, and diligent at our craft"

    Angelo Wright entered the sports representation arena in 1989 by initially establishing endorsement opportunities for Bay Area athletes including San Francisco 49er players Tim McKyer, Don Griffin, and Roger Craig. He then garnered a name for himself as a solid negotiator by landing numerous free-agent opportunities with NFL clubs. Subsequently, Mr. Wright quickly gained a solid reputation amongst NFL talent evaluators as someone who could discover NFL caliber players where scouting services could not. Mr. Wright’s astute judgment of football talent has positioned him as a viable source for NFL clubs and pro football talent evaluators when evaluating a player’s football potential.

    Since 1992, Mr. Wright has negotiated more than 250 NFL player contracts, represented first round picks ranging from the 8th pick to the 25th pick overall., and placed several players with no college experience with NFL clubs. Mr. Wright has on multiple occasions negotiated contracts making his clients either the highest paid on their respective team, or highest paid at their position.

    Mr. Wright has won two landmark NFL arbitration rulings, and anchored the legal team for his clients in the recent “StarCaps” case (Grady Jackson & Pat Williams). The StarCaps case is landmark since it forced changes to NFL drug policies. Moreover, the first ruling that Wright had a hand in was in 1993, involving Cleveland Brown Webster Slaughter who along with four other NFL players (Freeman et al. vs. the NFL) successfully challenged the league’s restrictions on player movement as a violation of federal anti-trust. The player’s won the decision, thus changing the rules and creating the NFL’s current labor system. The second ruling for then Buffalo Bill Ted Washington changed the way teams could apply franchise tags to players.

    With affiliates in Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Georgia, and California, Mr. Wright’s firm SportsWest Football actively recruits top-rated football players throughout the nation. SportsWest’s client list has spanned more than 2 decades from Hall of Fame candidates such as Ted Washington, and Sam Adams to current rising NFL stars like as Alec Ogletree.

    Mr. Wright is a 1983 graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in International Busines and a minor in Economics. He attended the Monterey Institute of International Studies and studied intensive Japanese at UC Berkeley. His professional career includes sales, consulting, and strategic planning positions with Fortune 500 companies including: Motorola Communications, United Airlines, Fujitsu America, and IBM. Wright most recently has acted as a consultant to the law firm Leif Cabraser. Angelo utilizes sound business acumen, unsurpassed football knowledge, and direct personal contact, as one of the top-tier agents in the business.

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    Lauren D. Myers

    Public Relations

    "Branding todays athlete requires a myriad of both quantitative and qualitative skills to create the right platform for raising a players brand identity."

    Lauren D. Myers is the Director, Player Development for Sports West Football in Oakland, CA. During Lauren’s tenure with Sports West Football, she has increased her responsibilities in developing players through media tours and training, foundation creation and development, career counseling including internships, events, marketing and sponsorship opportunities and fundraising endeavors.

    Prior to joining Sports West Football, Lauren was the Principal Owner of The Myers Group, Inc. which is a Human Resources and Executive Talent Consulting firm. At The Myers Group, she continues to consult with various clients nationwide addressing Human Resources and Talent Acquisition gaps. Through volunteer and philanthropic activities locally in Philadelphia and nationwide, it affords her the opportunity to expand her reach in creating career plans for players.

    A native of Philadelphia, PA, Lauren is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is also a member of the Cornell University Council, and the Cornell Association of Class Officers where she chairs Diversity and Inclusion. She is a frequent speaker on campus discussing Sports Development and the challenges with leading, influencing and navigating with athletes for life during and after their professional athletic careers. She resides in Philadelphia raising her four young children.

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    Lance Owens

    Mid-West/Marketing

    About Lance Owens

    Lance Owens is a native of Chicago IL. He is a former Track and Field Athlete and an undrafted free agent for the national football league. Since 2006 Lance has been actively involved in the Marketing and Consulting world. During this time he has garnered a reputation for being a Fierce and Out of the Box thinker. It is because of this quality along with his hard work that his clients have seen great success. His versatility has allowed him to successfully work with a wide range of clients ranging from the corporate to the private sector. Lance has served as a strategic marketing and career consultant for SportSWest football since 2009. Lance received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois and Post-graduate degree in Integrated Marketing from DePaul University/Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Services

Professional Services customized to meet clients needs and wants.

We make sure your career is getting the attention & results that you need to become successful on and off the field.

Contract Negotiations

With more than 25 years having served as certified contract advisors, SportsWest has negotiated more than $800M in professional football contracts.

Player Marketing

We strive to develop our clients both on the gridiron and everyday life. Through Personal Brand Development, PR, Social Media, Endorsements, Training, Nutrition, and much more.

Training & Skill Development

We get you ready for the NFL with speed, strength, athleticism, and football IQ which are the primary determinants that teams look for

Financial

It more than just numbers, we help create banking relationships, find the right accountant, and screen financial advisors.

Legal

Let us connect you with the best in the business for the issues you face. Don’t get stuck with second rate lawyers.

Player Management & Ancillary Services

Its all about you, we not only help you with football we care about you, from nutrition to fitness and mental acuity.

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Million in Pro Contracts

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# of Contracts Negotiated

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# of ProBowls by SW Football Clients

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# of UDFA Placed on NFL Rosters

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Years of Service

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    Bill Duffy / NBA Agent from BDA Sports,

    I have had the opportunity to know Angelo Wright for well over 25 years. Angelo has always impressed me with his superior knowledge of the football business. What I find even more outstanding is his work ethic, passion and absolute honestly which serves his clients best interest at all times. I highly recommend that any prospective client give Angelo the highest consideration in the Agent selection process. One thing you can count on is he will be your greatest advocate in the best times and in the most challenging times. That's all one can ask for.

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    Arthur McAfee - Partner at The McAfee Group/NFLPA Staff Counsel ,

    Angelo is excellent at preparing his clients for the NFL, negotiating market value NFL Player Contracts,and managing the business and personal affairs of his clients. Having spent 20+years serving as legal counsel at the NFLPA, I have seen Agents perform both good and bad on behalf of their clients. Angelo has always fought "tooth and nail" to support, protect, and win for his clients

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    Ted Washington - DT New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII. Winner,

    I played in the National Football League 17 seasons. He got me my money, was there with me in the good and the bad.. and is still there as I evolve from retired pro athlete to business owner.

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    Pat Williams - DT Minnesota Vikings,

    I was an undrafted player out of Texas A&M. Angelo helped me attain my goals to become a PRO Bowl NFL player. At 35 years old I became the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL. I can't say enough about how proud I am to have not only been represented by him as a player .. but to have him as friend and mentor in life...

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    Amon Gordon - 8yr NFL Veteran Defensive Lineman,

    It is with great pleasure that I attest to Angelo Wright's body of work. I have known Angelo since 2003 and have been represented by him since 2006. During the course of my 8 year career as a free agent the sound advice received from Angelo, his vast professional contacts within the business and innovative approaches to helping his clients gain opportunities, was without question instrumental in chances to play each year. Angelo is a tireless, and conscientious worker whom is more than willing to go the extra mile for his clients. Over the years, I have without hesitation referred a number of players to him for that these reasons. Angelo is a man of integrity. He is also a great listener/negotiator (both skills that are highly important for agents to possess within this industry) truthful, and always available to help his clients however possible. All this being said, I would highly recommend Angelo Wright to any player seeking honest, and outstanding representation to advance their careers.

Contact Us

Lets have a conversation to discuss what we can do for you

We have 25+ years of experience, but remain boutique in design, however with the reputation, success, and versatility to garner a reputation as one of the top firms in the business.

Contact Address

780 West A St.
Hayward, CA, 94541

7100 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont CA, 94538

Contact Details

Angelo Wright
+1 (510) 888 9711
angelo_wright@hotmail.com


CJ Ussery
+1 (314) 322 9493
usserysports@gmail.com