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Volume 21 No. 2
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50 Most Influential: DeMaurice Smith

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Executive Director

NFL Players Association

CHANGE FROM 2012: -5

Smith is in his fifth year as executive director of the largest sports union, which has in place a labor deal that extends through the 2020 NFL season. But even with labor peace, Smith is likely to continue to be in the headlines as he represents players’ interests in health, safety and workplace issues in the NFL.

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