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December 31, 2010
About my B/R past:
I was the NFL featured content coordinator for B/R and ran the B/R NFL Twitter account.
I was an NFL Featured Columnist (FC) and a Cleveland Browns FC.
I exclusively covered the Hall of Fame game in Canton for Bleacher Report on August 8, 2010, as a fully credentialed member of the media.
I was an FC for Super Bowl XLIV, the 2010 NFL Combine FC, and an FC for the 2010 NFL Draft.
I have had many articles published on or linked to sites including: NFL.com, CBSSports.com, LA Times, USA Today, Seattle Times, SF Gate, Yahoo! Buzz, National Football Post, Philly.com, and Cleveland.com to name a few.
Washington Redskins WR/KR Brandon Banks in Feb. 2010.
Cleveland Browns DB Ray Ventrone in March 2010.
Seattle Seahawks WR Jameson Konz in April 2010.
Hall of Fame QB John Elway in October 2010.
Outside of B/R:
I am a double-major in journalism and digital media at Cleveland State University (Dec. '11) and projecting to graduate with honors.
I was the Editor-in-Chief and sports editor of the CSU newspaper, The Cleveland Stater.
I write for and own a Cleveland Browns site called Dawg Scooper: The Cleveland Browns Source, which you can link to below.
Finally, I was a guest writer/contributor for National Football Post in their Daily Jolt freelance section. During that time I had an article mention and link in ESPN.com's Insider page.
I live in Lakewood, OH, which is 10 minutes from Downtown Cleveland, with my girlfriend and two cats that love to play fetch. (You heard that right...cats that play fetch...crazy isn't it?)
I have been a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan since my early days of growing up in the late-70's and early-80's and I truly believe that there is no greater fan base in the nation.
I remember attending my first Browns game at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium and I was seated in the lower deck behind one of the infamous pillars that blocked your view from only certain seats throughout the stadium. But the excitement and atmosphere of a live football game was one of the most memorable moments of my youth.
Side note: In lieu of Queen James leaving the Cavs, I am now a born-again Cavs fan because I want to see them succeed without the Queen out of pure spite for what he has done to humiliate the city of Cleveland to a worldwide audience on ESPN.
I am a featured illustrator/designer for major sports brands like ESPN, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. I also work directly with professional teams, I am the exclusive digital illustrator for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, I have worked on a variety of digital and merchandise products for The New York Red Bulls and my artwork has been on the cover of the Phoenix Suns Free Throw Magazine. In addition I work with professional athletes organizations like J.R. Smith's Reach Anonymous and sports agents like Hazan Sports Management.
My work has been written about in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Fox Sports and in many other sports media outlets. Recently I worked on editorial illustrations for Fansided and Cover 32. I would love to have an opportunity to create some designs and illustrations for Bleacher Report as well if you are interested. You can see my work on my website elliotgerard.com or my Instagram account @elliotgerard.
Thanks for you time and consideration and I look forward to talking further with you.
All the best,