Fred Mitchell is an award-winning sportswriter and author who spent over 41 years with the Chicago Tribune and is now an adjunct professor of journalism at DePaul University and the community correspondent for the Chicago Blackhawks.
In 2009, the National Football Foundation named its annual award to honor the best kicker among the 750 non-FBS schools the “Fred Mitchell Award.”
Mitchell has written 11 sportsbooks over his 41-year journalism career, including biographies with Chicago Bears Hall of Fame halfback Gale Sayers and Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams. He also wrote “Playing Through” with Earl Woods, the late father of PGA champion Tiger Woods and “Then Ditka Said To Payton” with former Bears lineman Dan Jiggetts. Mitchell received the “Jim Murray Award” as the outstanding sportswriter in 2000 from the American Football Foundation.
Mitchell was also a 2013 inductee into the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame.
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