• Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management acquired from University of Tampa in spring of 2013. Excelled in Sport Management courses and three Journalism courses taken. Has earned valuable experience as a sports writer, media relations specialist, broadcaster, journalist and sports information assistant.
• Founded Bears Backer (a part of the Chicago Now Network, a Chicago Tribune publication) in 2008 as a junior in high school. He's interviewed over 30 current and former Chicago Bears players, including Gale Sayers, Mike Ditka, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Jared Allen.
• Previously wrote for NFL.com (2 years), Bleacherreport.com (4 years), the Naples Daily News (1 year) and NFLTouchdown.com (3 years).
• Currently runs Bears Backer on a daily basis, editing and publishing stories. He's also the Chicago Bears expert on About.com, a contributing writer for Fantasy Pros and serves as prep writer for The Tampa Tribune.
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