COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 24: The opening kickoff takes place between Iowa and Ohio State during the first quarter on September 24, 2005 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Iowa 31-6. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former college football star was elected to congress on Tuesday night. Former Ohio State wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez left the gridiron for politics and it didn’t take long for the former Buckeye to find success on that endeavor.Gonzalez ran in Ohio’s 16th congressional district as the Republican candidate and won the race over Democratic candidate Susan Moran Palmer. The former star wide receiver, who spent the majority of his life in Ohio, will now represent the state in the political arena.Gonzalez was a three-year letterman at Ohio State and was named First-Team All-Big Ten during the 2006 college football season.Here’s the news of his win from the Associated Press.BREAKING: Republican Anthony Gonzalez wins election to U.S. House in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. #APracecall at 10:08 p.m. EST. @AP election coverage: https://t.co/miEWlbTVZW #Election2018 #OHelection— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 7, 2018The Indianapolis Colts nabbed Gonzalez in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft with the final pick. Gonzalez failed to replicate the success he found at Ohio State at the professional level.In five NFL seasons, Gonzalez racked up 1,307 receiving yards on 99 receptions – seven of which went for touchdowns.Gonzalez wasn’t the only former college football player elected Tuesday night. Former Baylor football player Colin Allred also took home a seat in the House.
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