The Legacy Agency, Inc. (“TLA”) Signs NFL Draftees Eric Ebron and Paul Richardson Jr

TLA to negotiate all marketing, endorsements and appearances for two of the fastest rising prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft
NEW YORK - March 24, 2014 - PRLog -- The Legacy Agency, Inc. (“TLA”), one of the world’s leading athlete representation and sports marketing businesses, today announced the signing of two of the most exciting NFL draftees: junior Tight End Eric Ebron from the University of North Carolina and junior Wide Receiver Paul Richardson Jr. from the University of Colorado, to exclusive marketing representation agreements. TLA will handle marketing, endorsements, public relations, literary, speaking engagements and appearances for the pair, who are both projected to be high early round picks in the Draft which will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  Ebron and Richardson were two of the most impressive performers at the NFL Combine in February in Indianapolis, which will amplify their draft status and marketability.

“Our goal at TLA has been to search out and identify young athletic talent who are not only talented on the field, but can appeal to a wide audience in the business world and are of high character. We feel Eric and Paul both fit that mold,” said TLA CEO Mike Principe. “Their fast-rising status in the Draft as well as their sense of style, professionalism and integrity are great fits for brands regionally and nationally and we are looking forward to helping them succeed on all fronts as they enter the NFL.”

Ebron, who is widely considered the best Tight End in the 2014 NFL Draft and a top 15 overall pick,  set a host of receiving records for the Tar Heels during his three years in Chapel Hill. As a junior, he was a 2nd Team All-American (AP & USA Today), 1st Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was a finalist for at the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top Tight End. He has received much praise from NFL scouts and analysts for his remarkable playmaking ability and unique athleticism for his position. Ebron has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike Football and is 1 of 3 NFL Draft Prospects being featured in Gillette’s “Pressure Points” series.

Richardson set or tied 29 school records during his career at the University of Colorado, including the season reception mark 83 receptions for 1,343 receiving yards. He also was named First-Team All-Pac 12 and finished his CU career third all-time in receptions (156), fifth in receiving yards (2,423), second in touchdown receptions (21), 18th in yards from scrimmage (2,440), 29th in all-purpose yards (2,454) and 29th in scoring (128 points). He had three career 200-yard games, a CU record and his nine 100-yard plus games were third in school history. Richardson’s contract agent is Brad Cicala from Terra Firma Sports Management.

About TLA Worldwide

Founded in December, 2011 through the merger of Legacy Sports Group and The Agency Sports Management, TLA Worldwide plc (TLA: AIM) and its subsidiary, The Legacy Agency, Inc., is a leading athlete representation and sports marketing business with a full service offering to its clients in baseball, broadcasting, coaching, golf and endorsement/marketing, as well as event production and corporate, culinary and media consulting. The Company’s success and growth potential is founded on three key pillars: the competency of the underlying businesses, their complementary practices and the strength and experience of the management team. TLA has an exceptional roster of clients including NFL standouts Reggie Bush, Ryan Tannehill, DeMarco Murray, Mark Ingram, Pierre Garcon, Brian Cushing and Marcus Lattimore; MLB All-Stars Carl Crawford, Jose Reyes, Adam Dunn, Francisco Liriano and Billy Butler; broadcasters Troy Aikman, Dan Hicks, Steve Young, Daryl Johnston, Chris Myers and Marshall Faulk; top ranked college basketball and football coaches, PGA TOUR professionals including Jim Furyk, Patrick Reed, Matt Every, Robert Garrigus, John Huh, Jeff Overton, John Senden, and talent marketing clients such as the NBA’s Trey Burke, Jen Selter and Olympians, Kerri Walsh Jennings, JR Celski and  Lolo Jones. Headquartered in New York, TLA operates out of offices in New York, Newport Beach, Houston, San Francisco, Charleston, SC, Maracay VZ, Melbourne AU and London, UK. For more information, visit

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