SIGNING: KATRINA YOUNG
OCTOBER 2016 -- We are pleased and proud to welcome U.S. Olympic Diver, Katrina Young, to the DLE Agency family! Katrina made her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games. A native of Washington state, Katrina is a Florida State alum, and trains out of Tallahassee, FL. "I am committed to seizing the true scope and breadth of my potential as a diver, which I believe is a world championship title," she said. "In order to do so, I must work to build my profile and brand outside of the pool and I am so happy to be working with the DLE Agency to achieve those goals. Their media and marketing reach--across the Olympics and other sports--will be invaluable in the years ahead." DLE will represent Katrina in all facets: media, marketing, philanthropy, and long-term brand development.
DAVIS JOINS JAGUARS
OCTOBER 2016 -- Free Agent S, Akeem Davis, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, on October 10th. Davis was added to the Practice Squad, where he began taking reps on special teams and adding much-needed depth to an injured defensive backfield. This is the 6th team Davis has played for during his three year NFL career. In 2014, he played his rookie season with the Washington Redskins. In 2015, he was released at the end of training camp but went on to play for the Saints, Bucs, Seahawks, and Colts that season. He started the 2016 season in training camp with the Chiefs. "I've always said 'the grind don't stop.' You've got to work harder, longer, and better than everyone else if you even want to get one shot, much less a second. I'm grateful for this opportunity. God is good!"
Note: Akeem and his wife, Sierra, welcomed their second child, Corinthian Akeem II, on October 4th. He was 7.4lbs and 21in. It was a blessed month for the Davis family!
HALAPIO JOINS NY GIANTS
SEPTEMBER 2016 -- Free Agent OG, Jon Halapio, signed with the New York Giants, on September 28th. Halapio was added to the Practice Squad, where he immediately began taking reps at the swing guard position. "It's an absolute blessing to get another opportunity at this level," said Halapio. "I am so thankful for the second chance I've received in 2016; I was with the Pats all the way through training camp this year and now I have an amazing opportunity with the Giants. I am fit, focused, and thankful for the chance to play in the National Football League. This is a real blessing for my family."
Note: Jon and his wife, Sierra, welcomed their second child, Jeremiah, on September 19th. He was 9.1lbs and 21.25in. It was a great month for the Halapio family!