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A Former Ohio State Football Star Is Considering A Run For Congress

Ohio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The former Buckeyes' star is considering a move into politics.

Jim Tressel isn't the only mid-2000s Ohio State star being mentioned for a move into politics. One of Tressel's former players is actually considering a full-time move into the political arena.

Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold is reportedly considering a political run. He's been out of football since 2016.

ESPN has the details on his possible run. Mangold is reportedly being recruited by GOP officials in New Jersey.

Mangold is being recruited by GOP officials in New Jersey to run for Congress, according to Politico. Essex County Republican chairman Al Barlas told Politico that Mangold is "intrigued" by the idea of running in the GOP primary to replace retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 11th district of New Jersey.

Barlas said Mangold told him he needs to discuss it with his wife. Mangold didn't return a message seeking comment.

Mangold, 34, is a registered Republican and stumped for Donald Trump in Dayton, Ohio, during the presidential election. He also worked as an intern for Trump in 2011.

Mangold, 34, was a first-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a two-time first-team All-Pro.

You can read Politico's full report here.