NFL Draft prospect Rashan Gary is set to make history. When Gary is selected in the 2019 NFL Draft this spring, he will be entering the league with his own sporting agency, Rashan Gary Sports. It is something that has been a goal of the star defensive lineman’s since he was in high school, according to the Associated Press.
“I always had a dream of playing in the NFL and leaving a legacy,” Gary said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The older I got, I understood that football is not forever. This is a step to take care of my family in the long run. Starting this agency is a way I can definitely do that in my years on the football field and the years when I’m not on the football field.
“It’s going to change the game. Now, players know the power they have and taking this step is big for me, my family and my dream.”
Gary will serve as the CEO of the agency, Jennifer Coney-Shepherd will be president, Christian Dennie will serve as General Counsel, and Dante Simpson will be head of marketing/branding. The lead sports agent will be Ian Clarke, who is set to negotiate Gary’s contract.
From the agency’s bio:
Rashan Gary Sports (RGS) is a full-service sports agency that specializes in athlete and brand representation and management, founded by Rashan A. Gary. RGS is led by a talented team, with 50+ combined experience across multiple unparalleled sports verticals (Business, Legal, Entertainment, Branding/Partnership, Infrastructure, Charity), built upon Mr. Gary’s mantra – “benefitting the athlete, built by the athlete”.
Gary reportedly already has one player signed to his agency and has plans to attract more NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL athletes.
Throughout his time with the Wolverines, Gary has racked up 119 total tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.
Gary is considered one of the top draft prospects in the nation and is a projected top 10-15 pick when the draft takes place next spring. The 2019 NFL Draft will take place between April 25 and April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville earned the honor of hosting the 84th annual player selection over cities Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton.