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7 NFL Athletes with a Future in Politics

By Mike Stanger On March - 8 - 2012

Sports and politics go hand-in-hand.

Richard Nixon once called a play for the Washington Redskins that resulted in a 13-yard loss—a harbinger of his political future.

Many professional leagues have former athletes who have served in politics after their playing days ended. The NFL is no exception.

Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent was a U.S. Representative for Oklahoma, and journeyman quarterback Heath Shuler is finishing out his career as U.S. Representative for North Carolina.

Which current NFL players have public service in their future?

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