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Emotional Outpouring of Tributes Honor the Memory of ESPN’s Chicago Bears Reporter Jeff Dickerson

Wednesday continued an outpouring of tributes and memories for ESPN’s NFL Nation Reporter for the Chicago Bears, Jeff Dickerson, who died Tuesday of complications from colon cancer. He was 44.

Dickerson, whose wife, Caitlin, passed away two years ago – also from cancer complications, is survived by a son, Parker, and Jeff’s parents, George and Sandy Dickerson.

ESPN 1000 in Chicago is honoring Dickerson throughout the day:

Matt Nagy had this to say:

Dickerson’s impact on those who knew him was profound:

Dickerson graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in suburban Chicago and attended the University of Illinois-Champaign. He began covering the Bears for ESPN 1000 radio in 2001, added digital coverage to his duties in 2009 at ESPNChicago.com and then transitioned to ESPN.com in 2013. Along the way, he hosted “Dickerson and Hood” on ESPN radio, served as a television analyst for Loyola men’s basketball and worked as a sports reporter for ABC Channel 7 in Chicago.

He was on the board for the Vaughn McClure Foundation, established this year to honor the memory of McClure, a friend and colleague of Dickerson’s, who passed away unexpectedly in October of 2020.

This tribute aired overnight on ESPN.

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