Ralph Cindrich

NFL Veteran and Pittsburgh Business Speaker Ralph Cindrich

Ralph Cindrich

Former NFL linebacker and nationally-recognized sports lawyer & agent, known for negotiating landmark contracts in sports history

Ralph Cindrich is a former NFL linebacker and nationally-recognized sports lawyer & agent, known for negotiating landmark contracts in sports history. He founded both the law firm Cindrich & Associates and the sports management firm Cindrich & Company, where he represented a wide array of NFL clients including more than 30 first-round picks and players who have made over 40 Pro Bowl appearances. Overall, he has negotiated more than one billion dollars in contracts, was twice recognized by The Sporting News as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Sports,” and was prominently featured in Michael Lewis’ book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.

Ralph graduated from University of Pittsburgh and South Texas College of Law. He has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Hall of Fame for both football and wrestling. Also a well-traveled lecturer and teacher, Ralph has led seminars, study abroad programs and educational courses both nationally and internationally.