Last October I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Brown at the Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference.

Eric is a senior at Liberty University and is the sports editor for the Liberty Champion. He's also well on his way to becoming a great sports writer and I'm looking forward to reading his work on the national level.

We got to know each other over pancakes at the world famous Pancake Pantry in Nashville. The photo above was taken outside the restaurant (me with some of the Liberty Champion staff). Eric is a retired cross country runner. He gave me some great pointers for long distance running. He is --- a great American!

He's written a great piece on a collegiate wrestler who experienced a life changing moment. You can read his story here.