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Former Florida State Star Wayne Messam Announces He’s Running For President

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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. (RELATED: Florida State’s Phil Cofer Will Remain With Team After Father’s Death)

2 Jan 1997: Florida State Seminoles wide receivers E. G. Green and Wayne Messam celebrate during the Nokia Sugar Bowl against the Floirda Gators at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Florida won the game, 52-20. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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. (RELATED: Florida State Player Devin Vassell Throws Down Putback Dunk Against Notre Dame)

Messam has already been to the White House once to celebrate the Seminoles‘ 1993 national championship win. Can he get there again?

One thing’s for sure. If Messam is indeed our next president, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be able to welcome his alma mater there at any point during his presidency.

That program has fallen on really hard times.

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