From one arena to another: Notable sports figures who have gone into politics

Bill Bradley: Point Guard
– Won Most Outstanding Player of the 1965 NCAA Tournament and 1965 AP College Player of the Year as a member of the Princeton Tigers – Won 2 NBA championships in 12 seasons with the New York Knicks
– Inducted into both the College Basketball and Pro Basketball Hall of Fame


Steve Largent: Wide Receiver
– 7x Pro Bowler in 14 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1976-1989)
– Retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns
– Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (1995)
Jack Kemp: Quarterback- Spent 12 years playing professional football (played in the NFL, CFL, and AFL)
– Selected to 7 All-Star teams in the American Football League’s 10-year history
– Won 2 AFL championships with the Buffalo Bills (1964, 1965) as well as the 1965 AFL MVP
Bill Bradley: Senator
– Spent 18 years as a New Jersey Senator (1979-1997)
– Campaigned for the Democratic nomination in the 2000 Presidential Election against Al Gore
– Currently a member of the American Committee for East–West Accord
Steve Largent: US Representative                                                                              – Spent 8 years as Oklahoma’s 1st District member in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2003)
– Came within 7,000 votes of defeating Brad Henry in the 2002 Oklahoma gubernatorial election
Jack Kemp: US Representative                                      – Served as a New York member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1989
– Served as Housing Secretary in George H.W. Bush’s cabinet
– Running-mate of Republican Bob Dole in 1996 US Presidential Election