Former Bears All-Pro Charles Tillman releases children’s book

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Throughout his career Charles Tillman has always had a very active off the field life. From running his charity to events throughout the city, Tillman has never allowed his life to revolve around football.

Now with the Carolina Panthers, his latest venture has him on book shelves across the country. Tillman worked with former Sun-Times Bears writer Sean Jensen on a children’s book titled “The Middle School Rules of Charles Tillman: Peanut.”

The book is based on Tillman’s life growing up, dealing with different struggles, on his way to becoming arguably the greatest corner in Bears history.


The Middle School Rules of Charles Tillman will feature the defining childhood stories of a young, well-traveled boy nicknamed Peanut, who had to deal with racism, adapt to constant relocation, and endure the divorce of his parents. Inspired by faith and family, Tillman persevered and carved out an indelible mark both on and off the field.

Despite playing for the Panthers now, the book features a picture of Tillman on the cover wearing an orange and blue jersey remarkably similar to that of the Bears.

This isn’t the first time Jensen has teamed up with a former Bears great. Earlier this year he partnered with Brian Urlacher for the first of the “Middle School Rules” books. Like Tillman’s book, the Urlacher book takes a look at how a young Brian reached the NFL.

Both hardcover books are sold for just under $10 on Amazon.

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