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Came into this world 21 years ago and I've been groovin' ever since.

I don't have a whole lot in common with many of the other writers on this site. I've barely experienced college; I had to drop out after the first semester of my sophomore year. I have never worked with a newspaper, school paper, radio station, nothing.

In fact, it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I realized my dream job was to write about the NFL.

As most young boys do, I had dreams of playing on Sundays. Well, after finding out that I have terrible hand-eye coordination and sloppy hands for a lineman, I realized my calling was probably off of the field.

Redskins football was imprinted into my DNA. My mother instilled in me the love of football at a young age, and I couldn't be more thankful. I'm also a huge University of Alabama fan (not quite crazy enough to poison trees, but probably crazy enough to name my kid after The Bear).

As if I wasn't enough of a predestined football fan, my grandfather graduated from the University of Alabama, while my grandmother was an Auburn Tiger. The Iron Bowl was the one night a year my grandfather never ate—if Auburn won he wouldn't eat, and if 'Bama won my grandmother wouldn't cook.

When I first started writing in May of 2012, I posted on my own blogspot page. After a few months, I applied to B/R to be an intern and was rejected. I wasn't disheartened, just knew I had to work harder.

I joined a site called Football Nation as a weekly contributor for the NFL and college football and after a two months of working there, I decided I would apply to B/R once again. It wasn't really planned, I was bored during class and felt like giving it one more shot. I wasn't expecting to be accepted since I had already been rejected once before, but I heard back a few days later and found out I had been accepted as an interning writer.

I was lucky enough to be a part of the 2012 Winter internship for B/R and got my start as a featured columnist for the Washington Redskins and am now a league-wide featured columnist while also taking on duties as a featured columnist for the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks. I also recently finished my second internship with the site.

At the end of the day, I'm just a big fan who gets to write about his favorite sport in the world. I truly love it, and I hope I can do it for the rest of my days.

Check out my exclusive interview with NFL Hall of Famer Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1818713-pepsi-fanenough-travels-to-dallas-exclusive-interview-with-ed-too-tall-jones

For awesome Redskins collectibles, check out The Collectionary: http://collectionary.com/club/washington-redskins

Wanna talk about anything football? Tweet me and let's chat!

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  • Eric Conlon posted 156 days ago

    Eric  Conlon

    Hey Dilan, best luck as you continue to grow as a writer. As a die hard Browns fan, I can't recommend enough that you thoroughly do your homework before writing. The Browns articles thus far have demonstrated a lack of familiarity with the roster (name and position errors, not knowing the depth chart, etc) and or much of what occurred pre-2014 draft.

    Love seeing coverage for my team, so I'm hoping that you continue to improve and provide useful insight.

  • Eric Conlon posted 156 days ago

    Eric  Conlon

    Hey Dilan, best luck as you continue to grow as a writer. As a die hard Browns fan, I can't recommend enough that you thoroughly do your homework before writing. The Browns articles thus far have demonstrated a lack of familiarity with the roster (name and position errors, not knowing the depth chart, etc).

    Love seeing coverage for my team, so hoping that you continue to improve!

  • Oh Yeah, DIG IT posted 172 days ago

    Oh Yeah, DIG IT

    You are a dumb little shit,aren't you?

  • Billy Badass posted 195 days ago

    Billy Badass

    Not trying to be an a$$hole, but you arent very good at what you do. How someone as clueless as you every got a gig writing about football is beyond belief.

  • Giancarlo Ferrari-King posted 217 days ago

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King

    You know it haha. Have to represent those guys.

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 258 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Dilan! No problem at all. Have a great rest of the week!

  • Cassie Houchin posted 270 days ago

    Cassie Houchin

    I can't believe that was your first baseball article! I wouldn't have even known. Great job!

  • Joe Regina posted 272 days ago

    Joe Regina

    Appreciate the words, Dilan! Glad I can help!

  • Mark Ferdinand posted 278 days ago

    Mark Ferdinand

    Cheers, Dilan. Glad to be of service to ye.

  • Mark Ferdinand posted 278 days ago

    Mark Ferdinand

    Cheers, Dilan. Keep on keepin' on.

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