About Mike DaRoza

CFRT founder Mike DaRoza is a former award-winning columnist and sportswriter who has covered various sports - ranging from college and high school football to professional drag racing and all points in between - for nearly 15 years.

He has garnered some 15 individual national and/or state writing awards, including two 1st place selections in the Florida Press Association for Best Sports Story and Best Feature Story in 2005 and 2004, respectively. 

As well as being a key contributor for five different #1-Ranked Sports Sections in the state of Florida from 1995 to 2005, Mike has also enjoyed success in being selected as a finalist in the prestigious Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards (Society of Professional Journalists) in 2006.

He has also done several stints as a color analyst for High School Football broadcasts in Florida as well as guest appearances on a number of Sports Talk radio programs - including his guest spot each Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. on 105 The Game FM Gainesville (you can also listen live online at www.105thegame.com).