Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter who has written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and the Internet service Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000. Shanahan grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a journalism degree in 1978. He lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Taosheng and daughter Jai Jai. More of his writing can be found at his website: Shanahan Report.