Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the first client to sign with Jacob York‘s newly-launched Electric Republic Sports management division. Electric Republic Sports also announced they have partnered with 5th Down Management to co-manage their first client.
The Dallas Cowboys selected Elliott 4th overall in the 2016 NFL draft.
Elliott, 20, is the first running back picked in the top five since Trent Richardson went No. 3 overall in 2012.
Electric Republic is a full-service, independently-owned media company that develops and markets talent, film, television, and digital assets. The company was formed in 2008 and currently manages actress Karrueche Tran and actress Lalanya Masters among its clients.
“Sports, like music and talent management, is a passion for me,” said Jacob York, founder and president of Electric Republic. “I am very excited about providing full-service sports management for top-tier athletes. On this venture, my business partner Walden Davis and I will create an array of branding opportunities for our athletes.”