2 Former CFB Stars Were Elected To Congress Last Night

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.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.last_img read more

There Are 7 Major Programs Without A Player At The NFL Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The NFL Scouting Combine is set for this week and weekend in Indianapolis. Over 300 draft hopefuls will be in attendance and participating in the annual event.Some programs will be more represented than others. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia and several other elite teams are sending at least eight players to the combine.On the other end of the scale, seven Power 5 schools aren’t sending anyone. They’ve been shut out this year.The list of these schools is below.Seven Power-5 schools don’t have a single player at the @NFL Scouting Combine:ArizonaCaliforniaOregon StateIllinoisPurdueGeorgia TechTennesseeMeantime, Alabama and Clemson have 11 each.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 26, 2019It shouldn’t surprise you that most of the schools on this list had poor seasons and missed bowl games in 2018. If they had some more NFL talent in the junior and senior classes, perhaps things would have been different.Fortunately, this is only one year. If any of these programs become repeat offenders on this list, well, that’s a big problem.The NFL Scouting Combine will run through the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. NFL Network has complete coverage of the event, and we’ll be updating you on all the important info here at The Spun.last_img read more