After a five-year NFL career, former Ohio State football star Anthony Gonzalez has his eyes on Washington D.C. and the United States Congress.
According to Cleveland.com, Gonzalez has filed official paperwork to run for Congress in Ohio’s 16th district. He has reportedly met with the National Republican Congressional Committee to discuss his plans for a political career.
Gonzalez played at Ohio State from 2004-06, catching 87 passes for 1,286 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was selected by the Colts in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and went on to tally 99 receptions and 1,307 yards in five injury-plagued seasons for Indianapolis. He retired after being cut from the Patriots in May 2012.
Since quitting football, Gonzalez has gotten his MBA from Stanford and worked for an education technology company in California, before moving back to Ohio to prepare for a Congressional run, per Cleveland.com. The 16th district seat will be up for grabs next year because incumbent Jim Renacci reportedly intends to run for governor.
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