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An exclusive, behind the scenes look at how Mike Evans almost entered free agency, but decided to sign a 2 year, $52 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Interviews with Evans, Jason Licht, and his agent Deryk Gilmore are included in this feature.

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Mike Evans releases children’s book

Mike Evans releases children’s book

The Mike Evans Family Foundation, Evans’ charity, announced on Tuesday that Evans has released a children’s book about his life growing up in middle school titled “The Middle School Rules of Mike Evans”. The book is written by Sean Jensen, a former NFL writer who has...

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Path to the Draft – Shamarious Gilmore | NFL Draft 2022

Path to the Draft – Shamarious Gilmore | NFL Draft 2022

In this feature, Georgia State University offensive lineman Shamarious Gilmore prepares for the 2022 NFL Draft. Watch his journey in getting ready, from training to dominating his Pro Day. WATCH: YouTube - Path to the Draft - Shamarious Gilmore | NFL Draft 2022 -...

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La’el Collins Signs Deal for 30 Million with Bengals

La’el Collins Signs Deal for 30 Million with Bengals

The Bengals today signed free agent OT La'el Collins to a three-year contract that lasts through the 2024 season. Collins, a seventh-year pro out of Louisiana State University, originally was a college free agent signee of the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He spent his...

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Welcome to Day1 Sports and Entertainment

How Day1 is Different

Dedicated FAMILY OFFICE Manager Oversees all entities

Business Manager

  • Plans, prepares and coordinates budgets
  • Manages public outreach and personal brand development
  • Facilitates off-the-field business opportunities
  • Business liaison between the athlete/agent/financial advisor
  • Day-to-day management of the athlete’s affairs (travel, operations, etc.)
  • Family office services

Agent Services

  • Contracts
  • Branding & Strategy
  • Manage all day to day operations
  • Sports Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Combine Prep & Training
  • Player Development
  • Post Career Development
  • PR/Communications


President & Owner

Day 1 Sports & Entertainment

NFLPA Contract Advisor

Deryk Gilmore

After spending over 20 years in college athletics with the Big 10 and Pac 10 as a player, coach and administrator, Deryk Gilmore left the team side to become a sports agent. Gilmore was certified as an agent in 2005 with Priority Sports and over the last 12 years has become one of the top agents in the industry according to Forbes Magazine.

Gilmore, having several first round draft picks over the years as well as multiple Pro-Bowlers he has consistently recognized players who can contribute in the NFL which is what has led to his success.

Gilmore started his company Day1 in 2017 with the vision of taking his goals and values on how to help players and make that dream a reality. The sports industry has become familiar with the P.L.A.N program Gilmore developed which helped players to develop relationships throughout the NFL and in corporate America and get jobs going forward in that industry.

“I have a passion for my clients, for football, and working to help them achieve their goals on the field and be men that the world will consider leaders off the field. I want to build an agency that reflects those values”.

– Gilmore

Gilmore has been married for 24 years to Camille Gilmore, Vice President, Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific Corporation. They have two sons, Dantae (18) who will attend The University of Alabama and Deion (17) who will be a senior at North Gwinnett High School.


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