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 currently works for The Tampa Tribune (sports writer). Previously, he worked for the Naples Daily News (sports writer), the Tampa Bay Storm (team insider), Bleacher Report (contributor), DeBartolo Sports (writer), The University of Tampa Spartans (writer) and Fantasy Pros (Correspondent).
He's initiated and interviewed over 35 current and former Bears players including Mike Ditka, Gale Sayers, Otis Wilson, and Steve McMichael, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Charles "Peanut" Tillman, and 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.