Anthony E. Gonzalez (born September 18, 1984) is an American politician and former professional football player. A member of the Republican Party, he has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district since 2019. He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, sworn in on January 3, 2019, and reelected in 2020.
Gonzalez was a 3-year letterman at Ohio State University, playing with fellow future NFL wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Ted Ginn Jr and Roy Hall as well as Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Troy Smith. As a junior, Gonzalez was an All-Big Ten choice by league coaches. Gonzalez was also an Academic All-American, majoring in philosophy. Gonzalez finished his college career playing in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, where the Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Florida Gators 41-14.
Gonzalez, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children live in Rocky River, Ohio.
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