In 2014, Patrick Collins was finishing his MBA Sports Management program at Tiffin University. His sport mentorship was with the football division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), one of the most influential and dominant companies in the talent agency business. He began working for CAA in 2013, but expanded his role to fulfill his mentorship requirements during the summer of 2014. Fast forward four years and Collins is suddenly one of the top young agents in the business having achieved recognition on Forbes 2018 list of 30 under 30 Top Athletes and Entrepreneurs in Sports.
Between 2014-18, Collins represented over 20 players in the NFL draft, including 10 in the most recent season. Over half of his clients were selected in the top two rounds. Through CAA, he represented Trenton Nelson (Indianapolis Colts); Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), and Marcus Davenport (New Orleans Saints), selected 5th, 6th, and 15th overall in the 2018 draft. He also represented Cory Davis (Tennessee) and Jabrill Peppers (Cleveland Browns) selected 5th and 25th overall in the 2017 draft.
Other personalities on the Forbes 2018 list include Julio Jones, Wide Receiver for the Atlanta Falcons; Matthew Stafford, Quarterback for the Detroit Lions; David Bruan, manager of corporate partnerships for the Harlem Globetrotters; and Alex Rosen, counsel for Major League Baseball. The 2018 list was the 7th Forbes report for sports.
Several other Tiffin University MBA Sports Management students have been fortunate to work in a sport mentorship program that became their full-time job including Molly MaGill who is currently the Marketing Manager for the California State Games and 2019 World Beach Games.
Collins resides in Seattle, Washington where his wife works for Microsoft.