David Dunn
Class of 1988

Founder & CEO, Athletes First

Laguna Hills, CA

David Dunn has represented athletes for over 25 years and has negotiated more NFL contracts that any other agent. Over the years, he has become one of the most prolific, effective and respected negotiators in the industry. Dave’s efforts have resulted in scores of unique and/or record-breaking contracts for players such as Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer, Steve Young, Ray Lewis, Reggie Wayne, John Lynch, Matt Cassel, Ed Reed, Mark Sanchez, and Clay Matthews. He has also negotiated deals for coaches including Chip Kelly and Jason Garrett and works with top broadcasters such as Steve Young and Matthew and Tim Hasselbeck.

Dave has negotiated the largest contract in NFL history three times, most recently for Aaron Rodgers (5 years, $110 million). Clay Matthews’ contract made him the highest paid linebacker in history. He has represented the highest paid safety five times and the highest paid defensive lineman, offensive lineman, running back, fullback, tight end, cornerback and kicker at various times. Dave has worked with 12 Hall of Famers, 7 Heisman Trophy winners, 6 Super Bowl MVPs and 7 Walter Payton Men of the Year.