The All-Out Blitz is a website bringing you coverage of all levels of American Football on a 24/7/365 basis. Created in April 2010 as a blogspot.com blog page, AOB has written and published over 2,000 articles, and has conducted interviews with countless of current NFL/college players, as well as former NFL greats over the last six years on the web.
The website has built up quite a following through numerous social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Google+ in addition to the bensalloutblitz.com page.
For media inquiries or potential business partnerships with the All-Out Blitz, you may contact the site’s owner, Ben Heck, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if interested in becoming a writer/contributor for the site, you may also reach Ben via email.
All-Out Blitz’s Staff:
Ben Heck––Founder, Executive Editor/primary contributor
Johnny Ulecka — NFL Draft analyst
James Cannida — NFL writer (former NFL player)
Jordan Foote — NFL writer
Jon Lowe — NFC North/Big Ten writer
Former Staff Members:
Joe Messineo––NFL writer
Christian Kern––Fantasy Football writer
Christopher Stephano––Jets/NFL writer
Justin Cavegn––Fantasy Football Writer
Ryan Disdier––NFL/Giants writer
Bryce Crosby––Fantasy Football writer
Jared Strichek––NFL/Browns writer
Carlin Hertz––Youth/High School writer
Lauren Machado––NFL/Cowboys writer
T.J. Strickler––NFL/NCAA writer
2014, 2015 & 2016 Philadelphia Soul season press pass (Arena Football League)
2014 Lehigh University season press pass
2014 University of Delaware season press pass
2014 Towson University press pass (a select few games)
2014 Penn State University press pass (a select few games)
2013––9th Annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament (hosted by SB XXVI MVP Mark Rypien)
2014 & 2015––Philadelphia Soul home games at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
2014––Univ. of Delaware home games at Delaware Stadium
2014––Penn State University home games (a select few)
2014––Towson University home games (a select few)
2014 & 2015––NFL on CBS Media Day (at CBS Studios in NYC)
2015 & 2016––Colonial Athletic Association Football Media Day (at M&T Bank Stadium)
About the Staff
Ben Heck — Founder/Owner, Executive Editor
25 years old.
Graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville, Maryland in June 2010. Attended York College of Pennsylvania as Mass Comm. major for 1.5 years before transferring to Salisbury University (located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland). Ben graduated from Salisbury with his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts/Media Production, with a minor in Film in December of 2015.
In addition to AOB, Ben launched a brand-new baseball website (Ahead in the Count) on December 1, 2014 with a couple of close friends and fellow die-hard baseball fans. The site saw a decent amount of success before he shut it down in December of 2015––it’s tough keeping up with multiple websites without spreading yourself too thin. For the one year it was active, AITC had served as AOB‘s sister site.
Ben is a former intern for Inside The Os (Baltimore Orioles Scout.com page) and former contributing writer for Orioles-Nation. Ben is the current Philadelphia Soul columnist for Arena Insider (a newly-launched Arena Football League website). For the second summer in a row, Ben covers all of the Soul home games at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
In September of 2016, Ben accepted a position as the Sports Editor for two weekly newspapers in southern Delaware (Sussex Post and Milford Chronicle), and he now resides on Lewes, DE.
But he is still in full-on editor mode for All-Out Blitz, of course.
Ben has been an avid follower of the National Football League since the age of five.
He created this site in April of 2010 (started out as a blog on blogspot.com, before being he moved to his own domain in June of 2013).
– Played Junior Varsity football and baseball as a freshman at QACHS
– Staff writer for the Paw Press (HS student newspaper), Junior Year of HS
– Co-sports editor of yearbook staff, Senior Year of HS
– Staff writer for The Spartan (student newspaper at York College), Freshman Year of College
– Co-host of radio show at YCP, Fall 2011
– Intern with Scout.com, covering Bowie Baysox (Double-A affiliate of Baltimore Orioles), Summer of 2012.
– Was a finalist in WNST 1570’s Baltimore Sports Media Superstar contest in Summer of 2013. The contest is hosted by the radio station’s owner, and Baltimore radio personality, “Nasty” Nestor Aparicio.
– Throughout the contest, Ben had Baltimore sports articles published on the station’s website, WNST.net.
– While serving as a staff writer for Orioles-Nation.com Ben helped cover the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league farm system, including attending games, interviewing players and coaches and writing game recaps/features.
Also have had articles on professional sports published on sites such as Bleacher Report and ArmchairGM.
Johnny Ulecka — NFL Draft Analyst
26 years old.
Graduated from Emmaus High School in Pennsylvania.
Joined All-Out Blitz staff in early February of 2014.
Johnny has been an avid sports follower his entire life, and loves spreading his vast knowledge of the game to others.
James Cannida — NFL Writer
42 years old.
One of the best football players in the history of the University of Nevada, James Cannida was a sixth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Cannida came of age on the West Coast as a two-sport standout at American High School in Fremont, Calif. He moved on to Reno for a remarkable career with the Wolf Pack, where he started all but four games and played all but one game in his four years at Nevada. He helped lead the Pack to Las Vegas Bowl appearances in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Cannida led the team with 10 sacks, and in 1997, he tied for the team lead with five. He finished his career with 208 tackles, including 29 for a loss, and 18 sacks.
He was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 1998 and spent five NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts under Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy. He was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
Now James really enjoys writing about all of his favorite sports from the perspective of a former player: “I want to create water cooler and barber shop talk.” He began writing about his favorite sports over on sportsblog.com (biggame97.sportsblog.com).
Joined All-Out Blitz staff in February of 2016.
Be sure to check out James’ sports articles over on Big Game’s Sports Buzz.
Jon Lowe — NFC North/Big Ten writer
24 years old.
Jon is a Racine, Wisconsin native who has a love for football, basketball and baseball. Jon has a love for the Packers, Badgers, Bucks and Brewers, and will cover the NFC North and the Big Ten for All-Out Blitz.
Jon joined the All-Out Blitz staff in July of 2016.
You can also check out his work over on Lowe & Outside.
Jordan Foote — NFL writer
18 years old.
A graduate of Sumner Academy of Arts and Science in Kansas City, Kansas, Jordan developed a passion for sports at a young age. From commentating Madden games as a kid to shadowing at local news stations, Jordan has been deeply invested in his dream of becoming a sports journalist. He’s been a die-hard fan of the NFL, MLB and NBA for as long as he can remember.
A current freshman at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Jordan is studying Sports Journalism and aspires to host a radio show when he graduates. Jordan currently operates his personal brand, “The Best Foote Forward” and has posted his content on Sportsblog.com. His brand focuses on sports with a secondary emphasis on making good decisions and being the best version of yourself possible.
Jordan joined the All-Out Blitz team in October of 2017.
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