Pillar of Achievement - 1994
One of the most successful and respected sports agents in North America, Leigh Steinberg represents many of the sportsworld’s most prominent names. Clients for whom he has secured benchmark contracts include: NFL superstar quarterbacks Troy Aikman (Dallas Cowboys) and Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers), Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard (Washington Redskins), and baseball star Will Clark (Texas Rangers).
Steinberg’s unique approach to athlete representation not only secures huge financial deals for his clients, but requires them to give substantial finance and service back to the community. As a result, Leigh's clients have gifted more than $35 million to various charities and scholarship funds.
Steinberg was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and its Boalt Hall School of Law. His serious involvment in various charities has earned him the "Sports Lawyer of the Year" Award and the City of Los Angeles Award for outstanding community service.