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October 8, 2012

Labor for Love (and Arrington) Salem native Sean Stellato represents seven NFLers, including two Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — Of the many principles he lives his life by, one of Sean Stellato’s favorite quotes was sung by the late, great Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra:

“The best is yet to come.”

The Salem native and NFL Player Agent wholeheartedly believes that. His unbridled enthusiasm and love for what he does is infectious, and it rubs off on his clients and the services he provides for them.

“Sean is second to none,” said cornerback Kyle Arrington, one of two New England Patriots that Stellato represents, after last night’s 31-21 win over the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium.

A NFL PLayers Association certified contract advisor, Stellato is part of KLASS Sports, a three-person sports agency and marketing firm based in Wellesley and Atlanta.

“We’ve had an agreement with each other from Day 1: I go out there and play as hard as I can, and Sean takes care of everything off the field. He does it all. No one works harder for me than he does.”

Starting defensive tackle Kyle Love, who was credited with three tackles yesterday, said it was from talking to Arrington that he first got involved with Stellato.

“I reached out to Sean because I liked what he was doing for Kyle (Arrington),” said Love, who butted heads for much of the day yesterday with Denver’s 6-foot-6, 315-pound right guard, Manny Ramirez. “It was a no-brainer for me to switch over (to him).

“I’m not into all that big agency stuff; I like what Sean does, the 1-on-1 attention he provides. It’s kind of like (the movie) Jerry Maguire.”

‘Quality over quantity’

A 34-year-old father of three with his wife, Krista, Stellato’s other clients include Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman, tackle Charlie Bryant of the San Diego Chargers, former Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton, now with the Miami Dolphins; tight end Colin Cloherty (most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars) and tackle Mike McCabe (formerly with the Green Bay Packers).

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