J.C. Watts

Sport: College Football/CFL
Years: 1979-1986
If there were ever a person to defy the black athlete stereotype it's J.C. Watts. As a quarterback he led the Oklahoma Sooners to Orange Bowl victories in the 1979 and 1980 seasons then spent a few years in the Canadian Football League before retiring in 1986. In 1994, Watts ran for Congress in Oklahoma as a conservative Republican, supporting the death penalty and welfare reform while opposing abortion. In an interesting twist, his father and uncle both affiliated with the Democratic party and opposed many of J.C.'s political views. Watts won the 1994 election and would serve until stepping down at the end of his final term in 2003. He also was an outspoken supporter of the Iraq War. Yeah, we bet he bumps this on the reg.