Jake Perper created Bears Backer, a Chicago Bears Blog in 2008 as a junior in high school. He has 5+ years of sports writing experience. He's improved his skills as a writer by working for the Tampa Tribune (freelancer), Naples Daily News (sports writer), the Tampa Bay Storm (team insider), Bleacher Report (contributor), DeBartolo Sports (writer) and the University of Tampa Spartans (writer).
He's initiated and interviewed over 30 current and former Bears players including Gale Sayers, Otis Wilson, and Steve McMichael, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Charles "Peanut" Tillman, Israel Idonije, Jon Bostic.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from the University of Tampa in the spring of the 2013.
Feel free to contact Jake at his personal email, Jake.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow him on Twitter or Facebook.