Ohio’s Next Congressman: NFL star Anthony Gonzalez
5 Reasons Why He’s a Star Both On & Off the Field
1) Gonzalez Embodies the American Dream
On December 29th, 1960, his grandparents fled Cuba under threat of execution from the Castro regime. Along with their children, they settled in Ohio in search of a better life based on a belief in the American values of freedom, equal justice under the law, and free markets that have allowed generations of Americans to create the freest and most prosperous nation in human history. They built a successful steel business that has hired hundreds of Ohioans. Gonzalez was born with steel in his DNA?—?growing up in the business and working summers alongside his family.
2) He’s All About OHIO
Gonzalez was a star wide receiver for Ohio State?—?winning two Big-Ten Championships. Tens of thousands of fans, now voters, turned-out to watch him and the team play. At the same time, Gonzalez was an Academic All-American?—?majoring in philosophy.
3) 1st Round Pick for Indianapolis Colts
Gonzalez was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st Round with the 32nd selection in the 2007 NFL draft & was one of three Ohio State receivers selected in that draft. He played in the NFL from 2007 to 2012.
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