Tom Condon

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Tom Condon
No. 65, 63
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1952-10-26) October 26, 1952 (age 71)
Derby, Connecticut, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: West Haven (CT) Notre Dame
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1974  / Round: 10 / Pick: 250
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:148
Games started:131
Fumbles recovered:4
Player stats at  ·  PFR

Thomas Joseph Condon [1] (born October 26, 1952) is an American football agent and former right guard. He was named the most powerful agent in American football by Sporting News in 2006 [2] and heads the Football Division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) with fellow agent Ben Dogra. His clients include quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, Alex Smith and brothers Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. [3] [4] [5]


College career

Condon went to Boston College in 1974 and was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984.

NFL career

He was an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs between 1974 and 1984, and for the New England Patriots in 1985. After earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore during off-seasons and representing teammates while still playing in the NFL, he went on to become president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) from 1984 to 1986. [6]

Sports agency career

In 1989, he earned his NFLPA Certification. [7] He joined IMG in 1991. In his agency career, he has represented A. J. Green, J. J. Watt, Calais Campbell, Luke Kuechly, Richard Sherman, Joe Burrow, and many other NFL players. [8]

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