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News/Sports Writer with expertise in football, auto racing and film, among other things.

About Me

I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2020 with a B.S. in Sports Media. I have more than five years of experience as a writer and reporter for local newspapers. I also currently contribute to With The First Pick via FanSided.

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Cowboys land Patrick Surtain II, more in 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

The Dallas Cowboys have some work to do if they want to turn America’s Team into America’s next Super Bowl winner. That’s where this 2021 NFL Mock Draft comes in. The Cowboys have a chance to change their team from the inside using college prospects instead of big-name free agents – a trap that Jerry Jones has proven to be susceptible to in the past.

https://withthefirstpick.com/2021/03/16/cowboys-mock-surtain-humphrey/

Jaguars get WR for Trevor Lawrence in 7-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars will need more than just this draft to get their team back to form. Competing is not going to be the name of the game next season. It will be a rebuilding year. Trevor Lawrence is not going to change that. However, the Jaguars have four picks in the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft. I do not anticipate the team trading up or down for anybody, but I would not rule it out, either. I think the Jags will take what they’ve been given and select the best prospects av...

https://withthefirstpick.com/2021/02/05/jaguars-mock-toney-eichenberg-freiermuth/

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars get Trevor Lawrence a weapon, Bengals get OT

The 2020 college football season just concluded with the decimation of the Ohio State Buckeyes at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide. So now what? It’s 2021 NFL Draft time. Better yet, it is 2021 NFL Mock Draft time. Players are weighing their options. April is approaching, and many already opted into the draft by forgoing the remainder of their 2020 college football season – and thus also forgoing any eligibility they had left.

https://withthefirstpick.com/2021/01/28/2021-nfl-mock-draft-jaguars-jets-samuel/

City Council Moves Forward with Lime Scooters

City Council Moves Forward with Lime Scooters

https://www.guthrienewsleader.net/news/city-council-moves-forward-lime-scooters

Experience

Contributor

I wrote articles and provided content related to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for The Pewter Plank, which is one of FanSided's blogs. I created SEO-focused material designed to bring new readers to the website. I worked to meet deadlines in a timely manner to preserve newsworthiness of articles. In my first month of work I wrote six articles that earned more than 135,000 clicks. I now write NFL Draft and scouting articles for With The First Pick - another one of FanSided's blogs.

Company: Fansided

I worked there from 10/2019 until now

News/Sports Reporter

I was a reporter covering all news and some sports in Guthrie, OK. I also covered the school board and city council for The Edmond Way in Edmond, OK. I was the only full-time reporter for the Guthrie News Leader, and I was responsible for contributing all of the news articles in each newspaper, as well as taking pictures for each of them. I worked without an editor and was responsible for editing my own articles, as well as those that came from freelancers. I was responsible for creating The Edm

Company: Guthrie News Leader/The Edmond Way

I worked there from 7/2020 until 4/2021

High School Football Reporter

I was a stringer for the Stillwater News Press covering high school football. I attended high school football games, wrote game recaps and conducted interviews with coaches and players. I worked on strict deadlines with each article. I live-tweeted each event I covered and maintained a productive social media presence to promote professionalism and the newspaper itself as a representative.

Company: Stillwater News Press

I worked there from 9/2019 until 5/2020

Staff/Beat Reporter

I was a beat reporter covering Oklahoma State men's tennis and equestrian teams, and I wrote game recaps and features about each team. I stayed active on social media through my Twitter and Instagram accounts and promoted the newspaper itself as a representative.

Company: The O'Colly

I worked there from 9/2018 until 5/2020

Full-time Summer Intern

I covered the Tennessee Smokies Double-A baseball team, attended games and wrote recaps and features. I also wrote stories about local sports, including live events and feature articles. I conducted interviews in person and over the phone with amateur and professional athletes, coaches, managers and scouts. I took photos for all of my articles.

Company: The Mountain Press

I worked there from 6/2019 until 8/2019

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