The college football world was well-represented in last night’s midterm elections, on both sides of the political aisle. Two former stars were elected to Congress.
Former Ohio State standout wide receiver and NFL first-round pick Anthony Gonzalez was victorious in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. A Republican, Gonzalez defeated Democrat Susan Moran Palmer.
Gonzalez was an All-Big Ten selection in 2006 before being chosen in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
He recorded 1,307 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 99 receptions during his NFL career, which was unfortunately limited by injuries.
— Anthony Gonzalez (@anthonygonzalez) November 7, 2018
Gonzalez wasn’t the only ex-football player to claim victory on Tuesday. Down in Texas, former Baylor linebacker Colin Allred won the seat in Texas’ 32nd district.
A Democrat, Allred defeated Republican Pete Sessions.
This victory would not have been made possible without you. This people-powered campaign has made history tonight and North Texans made their voice heard. Now the real work begins. Thank you North Texas! #TX32
— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) November 7, 2018
Allred starred for Baylor from 2002-05 before playing in 32 games for the Tennessee Titans from 2007-10. He recorded 41 career NFL tackles.
Congrats to both men on their victories. Best of luck serving in Congress.