READY TO LAUNCH
With a degree in business administration from the Univerity of Wyoming, this Buffalo, Wyoming native knows what it takes to be successful in the NFL. As the Wyoming Cowboys team captain in 2009 and 2010, Chris lead the team in tackles his junior and senior years with a career total of 373 tackles. Chris was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now entering his fourth season with the Jaguars, Chris has played in 45 games with nine starts. In his first three years, Chris has 91 total tackles (56 solo), six passes defended and one tackle for loss. Started 7 games in 2012 and registered 66 tackles and first INT. Has 25 special teams tackles in his career leading into his fourth NFL season.
The following is an excerpt from CBS Sports.com:
We met Cameron Foster in early December of 2010. He flew to our home town and we met at our house. We appreciated that he took the extra step to fly to our small town of Buffalo (Wyoming). We felt very comfortable with Cameron right away. We were looking for an agent who was a good fit with our family and someone we could trust to always keep our son’s best interest as a top priority. We met with several other sports agencies ranging in style from large firms in New York to fast talking ones in California. Right of the bat, we felt comfortable with Foster & Easley. Cameron was straight with us and informed Christopher what he would be going through in his pursuit to the NFL.
Cameron and Chris discussed several different NFL combine training options and decided that Tom Shaw with Nike Sparq (based in the ESPN Wide World of Sports campus in Orlando, Florida) would be the best fit for Christopher’s training needs. In January, we got the disappointing news that Christopher was not invited to the NFL Combine. I thought Cameron really kept Christopher optimistic and made sure he stayed focused and didn’t get discouraged. He said, “well this direction is closed, so we will just go the long route around to get to the same point.” I thought it was great how he kept it positive and didn’t show disappointment or lack of interest in Christopher. Instead, the training focus changed to prepare him for his school’s Pro Day in March. All the agents we had met with gave impressive marketing spiels. When Cameron met with us his marketing plan was different in that he showed us exactly what he was going to do for Christopher. Cameron had a list of things that he would do for our son. It was like 1, 2, 3, then 4. It was on paper and he showed us exactly how he was going to market him. Christopher’s web page and weekly marketing packets F&E sent out to teams were amazing. They even interviewed Tom Shaw speaking about Christopher and posted it on You Tube. Everything Cameron said he would do, he did, and more.
On draft day, we were surprised when Christopher invited all of his friends to our house since we really didn’t have an inclination of whether he would be drafted or not. I think he was hoping he would be a late round draft choice but realistically, he was just wanting an opportunity. During the 4th round, my wife tapped me on the shoulder and said “Chris got a call and went into the laundry room and shut the door.” He was in there for awhile then came out with a big smile and hugged his brother. The Jacksonville Jaguars had drafted him in the 4th round. It was real exciting. It was exciting for our whole small town. No athlete had ever gone pro out of Buffalo, Wyoming. I feel confident in believing that without Cameron, and Foster & Easley Sports, Christopher wouldn’t be in the NFL today.
Father of Chris Prosinski