A new day in sports will launch September 1st, 2017 as Deryk Gilmore starts his own sports agency. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Day 1 Sports & Entertainment will provide agent services for football, basketball and baseball players, coaches and football personnel. Gilmore currently represents 15 NFL players, including several first round draft picks such as Mike Evans, DJ Fluker, and Haloti Ngata. Gilmore’s most recent deal this past summer made La’el Collins one of the highest paid right tackles in the NFL. Every dollar in La’el’s contract has some type of guarantee, impressive with Collins making just under 16 starts in his career. Gilmore, who recently left Priority Sports after 12 years, will continue to jointly represent some players with his former company. In addition, Gilmore will continue to partner with Maven Sports and Cash Money Records.

“Working with Priority Sports has been a blessing. I learned a great deal from all of the individuals there, and I was proud to be a part of such a dynamic company,” Gilmore says. “Much like a coordinator, I’m hoping to leave a Super Bowl team and win my own championships. Many times when agents leave their companies relationships are broken, but I believe in building bridges, not burning them. I’m grateful to have left Priority on good terms and am excited to continue to represent all of my players, who are my family.”

Another notable facet of Gilmore’s career is his development of the P.L.A.N program (Preparing for Life After Football Now). The sports industry has become familiar with this program and other top agencies have tried to replicate it. The P.L.A.N program was developed to assist both NFL and NBA players with the exploration and identification of their next career, and designed to active the transition in parallel to their playing career. Day 1 Sports plans on being on the cutting edge of representation by helping players successfully transition from their playing field to the business world. Find out more at


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