• 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 dozens of interviews with both 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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