BIOGRAPHY | Emmanuel Burgin
Emmanuel Burgin was born in Lynwood, California where sports kept him off the streets and out of gangs. Sports then earned him a football scholarship to California State University at Northridge. After three years of NFL and CFL tryouts including a contract with the LA Thunderbolts, Emmanuel landed in Yuba City, California as a Captain of the minor league football team, the Twin City Cougars. After leaving football, Emmanuel helped create the largest event security company in the country. In 1986 he became the Security Director for the Bob Dylan/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers North American Tour. In 1991, Emmanuel turned to his first love, writing. As Sports Editor of El Sol de San Diego, Emmanuel covered San Diego's professional football, baseball and soccer teams, and many of the major boxing events held in San Diego, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas. He also reported on education, environment, health, and politics, and has published in the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Reader, Rugby