WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)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.Thank you!Read full statement here: https://t.co/dDK8WBRFNS pic.twitter.com/YtKTvUTyPH— Anthony Gonzalez (@anthonygonzalez) November 7, 2018Gonzalez 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, 2018Allred 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.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers have taken home college football’s national championship with a dominating performance vs. Alabama.Clemson, the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, thumped the No. 1-seeded Crimson Tide at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.It was one of the most-impressive performances of the decade in the college football world.The game really wasn’t that close from the first quarter on, with Clemson eventually beating Alabama, 44-16.The Tigers are national champions for the second time under Dabo Swinney.Say it together now…THE CLEMSON TIGERS ARE YOUR 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS‼️#ALLIN pic.twitter.com/EQEQuWxhQy— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 8, 2019Of course, it’s already time to start talking about next season. Vegas has released its early odds for next year’s national championship. Clemson, understandably, will enter the season as the favorite.For now, though, the Tigers will celebrate.