A former Ohio State football star will now be representing the state in a different way.

Anthony Gonzalez, who was a star receiver with the Buckeyes in the mid 2000s, was declared the winner of the Ohio 16th congressional district, according to the Associated Press. A Republican, Gonzalez defeated Susan Moran Palmer to earn the election to the House.

In addition to playing at Ohio State, Gonzalez was also a five-year member of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

Gonzalez played for the Buckeyes from 2004-2006, totaling 87 receptions for 1,286 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career. His best season came in his final one, hauling in 51 catches for 734 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006.

After an outstanding collegiate career, Gonzalez was taken in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Colts with the No. 32 pick.

In five years with the organization, Gonzalez played in 40 career games, catching 99 passes for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns.

Gonzalez is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.

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