Sharice Davids, Anthony Gonzalez, Colin Allred among ex-athletes who won on Election Day

A number of former athletes ran for office in the general election on Tuesday.

Here is how they fared:

► Anthony Gonzalez, NFL wide receiver
The 34-year-old Republican defeated Susan Moran Palmer to earn election for U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 16th congressional district. Gonzalez was a first-round draft choice in 2007 by the Indianapolis Colts out of Ohio State. He played five seasons for the Colts, collecting 99 receptions for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns.

► Sharice Davids, former MMA fighter
The 38-year-old Democrat unseated incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder for Kansas’ 3rd congressional district. A former professional fighter, Davids tried out for The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show four years ago.

► Colin Allred, NFL linebacker
The 35-year-old Democrat is projected to unseated 11-term congressman Pete Sessions in the Texas 32nd congressional district. Allred played four seasons in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans from 2007-10 after going undrafted out of Baylor. Allred worked as an attorney in the Obama administration and has been endorsed by the former president.

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