Rodeo Realty's Studio City agent Zac Diles featured on


From an NFL linebacker to a licensed agent—that’s a story that’s trending on

The website featured an article Thursday on Rodeo Realty’s Studio City agent, Zac Diles. With football season here, writer Craig Donofrio decided to interview the former NFL player. One of the questions…why trade the jersey for a real estate license?

I can relate,” said Diles to “When I was in the NFL, I moved around a lot. I got to see the cost of living in other states.”

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According to the article, Diles suited up for five different teams over the course of his eight-year career with the NFL. The 6-foot, 245-pound former linebacker said he was interested in real estate early in his football career and became “fascinated” with the details of fellow players’ homes and mansions. During his final season with the NFL, he decided to take real estate classes during his spare time. In March 2015, Diles received his real estate license.

His first sells have involved football players—a $4.3 million sale in Encino with Browns cornerback Joe Haden, and a lease-to-own agreement for a $2.4 million pad for Los Angeles Rams guard Rodger Saffold.

The 31-year-old tells that starting out “wasn’t easy,” but he’s confident he’ll succeed.

“I’ve been through it all, broken bones and being cut from NFL teams. I’ve done a job for eight years that only 1,500 people in the world do; I’ve got thick skin,” said Diles. “There’s not much that can surprise me.”

To read the entire article on Diles, click HERE.

This story is also on Yahoo, HERE.

Former NFL player Zac Diles joins Rodeo Realty


Former NFL linebacker Zac Diles is now tackling the real estate world with Rodeo Realty.

Since joining the company, Diles has been interviewed by The Real Deal and


After 8 seasons with the NFL, Diles is now bringing some of his football core values to real estate: hard work, consistency, dedication, integrity, respect and communication. The football-player-turned-agent recently decided to continue his new position as a member of Rodeo Realty.

Diles was selected by the Houston Texans in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. After spending four years in Houston, Diles continued his football career and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2011), and the Tennessee Titans (2012). The 8-year veteran linebacker ended his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 2015 and shortly after received his real estate license.

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Although playing on a new field, Diles’ determination and hard-working core values have really helped him in the real estate world.

He recently helped sell a $4.3 million home to Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, a former teammate of his. Haden thanked Diles on Instagram for helping him and his wife find their dream home in Los Angeles.

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With football season here, Diles also recently leased a home to a LA Rams football player. Currently, he is representing another former NFL player and helping him look for his next home purchase.

To read The Real Deal’s article on Diles, click HERE.

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Zac Diles (54), next to Joe Haden (23) during his football career with the Cleveland Browns.