He's a reporter. Also, he's a contributing writer for ESPN The Magazine and the author of Touchdown Jesus (Simon & Schuster, 2005), a book of nonfiction that explores the peculiar enthusiasms and meticulous devotions of Notre Dame football fans. His story "No One Walks Off the Island" was a finalist for a 2015 National Magazine Award in reporting. His story "The Prosecution of Thabo Sefolosha" won a 2017 New York Press Club award. In 2011, two of his pieces received "Best in Business" awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (one for investigative reporting and one for feature writing). In addition to ESPN The Magazine and many other publications, his work has appeared in GQ, Wired, Popular Mechanics and The Believer, and his stories have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing and in The Believer's first best-of collection, Read Hard (McSweeney's, 2009).