I’m a writer-at-large for B/R Mag at Bleacher Report.
I’ve also written in-depth features, profiles, and essays for Outside, CNN, Bleacher Report, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, GQ, SB Nation Longform, SLAM, Our State, and more.
My story “I’m Not the Lone Wolf” was a 2017 Livingston Award finalist, and my stories have been recognized multiple times by Best American Sports Writing.
For 28 years, Kay Grayson lived side-by-side with wild black bears in North Carolina’s swampy coastal forests, hand-feeding them, defending them against poachers, and letting them in her home. When she went missing last year, the only thing the investigators could find were her clean-picked bones. And that’s just the start of the mystery.
Chasing Ambien with beer to sleep. Forty-pound weight loss. Chest pains. To stay in football, Urban Meyer had to address his mental health. Now, to help America tackle the issue, Ohio State’s head coach opens up in this B/R Mag exclusive.
The MMA champ looks the look and talks the talk. Neither bully nor saint, he fights, he forgives and he definitely cries. This is how a boy from Dreamsville got all he ever wanted.
At 34, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley is the undisputed wunderkind of football. Smiling, laughing, go go go—are you ready for what tomorrow feels like?
What if a 29-year-old former quarterback was good enough to play pro baseball, too? What if we all tried the things that people told us we could not do? Inside the final comeback of a born-again star.
A new B/R Mag ‘investigation’ reveals the REAL reason basketball bosses still rock suits on the sideline—plus an EXCLUSIVE look at the Bill Belichick of the NBA. Just a ridiculous, fun story.
Kids are becoming more famous, having more fun and feeling more hate than ever. Welcome to Little League baseball in the social media age, where going viral can change your life.
“Without us,” Kyle Johnson says, “there is no baseball.” Then why are so many minor leaguers like him getting paid below the poverty line?
Napoleon Harris may not be Bruce Wayne—he was in the NFL and politics, and he’s real—but for at least one night, to one community on Chicago’s South Side, he was as close to Batman as this world has to offer
Leading into his then-historic fight with Manny Pacquiao, I went deep on the reality behind the legend. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” — Kurt Vonnegut
Destined to be scrapped, the Battleship North Carolina got its reprieve in 1958, thanks to a statewide effort that brought the ship home.
Think you’re wild about March Madness? You’ve got nothing on this guy. Meet Greg Cauley, the most dedicated—or, depending on who you ask, the craziest—college sports fan in America
After his unit was hit by mortar rounds in Iraq, Capt. Ivan Castro lost his eyes—and should have died. Here’s the story of how he clings to life after near-death on the marathon circuit … no matter the cost.
Dreams, bullets, resurrection, and a story of heartbreak and unlikely hope in ESPN The Magazine’s famed Body Issue.
A semi-complete archive of my published work.