Ignatius and Ohio State University alum and former National Football League player, is considering tackling a second career in politics.
Cleveland.com says Anthony Gonzalez is thinking about running as a Republican to try and replace Ohio's 16th District Congressman Jim Renacci who is running for governor instead of re-election.
The district stretches from Wayne County into portions of five northeast OH counties, including Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh), Gonzalez' home county. The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, who won't seek reelection because he is running for governor. Although Gonzalez has not publicly discussed the race, a Republican source close to him said he is seriously considering a run, and is close to making a decision. Third-term state Rep. Christina Hagan, of Stark County, and two-time state Rep. and former state Sen.
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But there's good news for diehard Colts fans who like their politicians to be former players: Another Colts first-round pick is considering a political career. Most recently Gonzalez operated an education technology firm in San Francisco called Chalk Schools, before recently re-locating to Westlake, Ohio.
A star at Ohio State, Gonzalez is now apparently looking into the viability of running for United States Congress. He had a decorated career there on and off the field, and was named an Academic All-American.