Peter Schaffer has been a certified NFL agent for 24 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 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. He 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.