It remains unclear if this is just for publicity or if Messam is serious about a run for the White House.
He used to catch touchdowns, but now he’s looking to catch some of the most famous politicians in the U.S. in the polls.
Former Florida State wide receiver Wayne Messam announced that he is running for president Thursday, becoming the latest candidate to enter a crowded Democratic primary field. Messam played at Florida State under legendary head coach Bobby Bowden, helping the Seminoles win a national championship in 1993.
Messam has served as the mayor of Miramar, Florida since 2015, and before that served as a member of the Miramar City Commission from 2011-2015. The White House would be a big step up for the former football star, but if his college football career is any indication, Messam might just be capable of making the jump.
Messam has already been to the White House once to celebrate the Seminoles‘ 1993 national championship win. Can he get there again?