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Ben Volin

NFL writer


Ben Volin is the Senior NFL Writer for the Boston Globe and has covered the NFL since 2007. He joined the Globe newsroom in 2013 from the Palm Beach Post, where he spent four years covering the Miami Dolphins and two years covering the Florida Gators during the Tim Tebow/Urban Meyer era. Since arriving at the Globe, Volin has covered every Patriots game, writes the Globe’s “Sunday NFL Notes” column, has covered every Super Bowl since 2011, and has become one of 50 voters selected by the Associated Press to vote for MVP and other NFL awards. Since arriving in 2013, Volin has been in the center of all the major Patriots stories, including four Patriots Super Bowl runs, Aaron Hernandez, Deflategate, the final years and breakup with Tom Brady, and the decline under Bill Belichick. As the NFL columnist, Volin has covered many of the league’s top stories, including the COVID-19 pandemic, incidents with Ray Rice, Dan Snyder and Jon Gruden, the concussion crisis, and international expansion. Volin has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors in its annual writing contest, and is a 2004 graduate of Emory University with an MBA from the University of Florida in 2010.