Photo: via Twitter

politics Athletes in Politics  

Pete Price
10.1k views 82 items
This is a list of former professional athletes who made the jump to politics after their careers. Some off these former all-stars played major roles on and off the court impacting their communities and country in many ways. This comprehensive list included the current mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. Another notable athlete who is now a politician is Princeton standout and former Knickerbocker and Senator Bill Bradley. Rounding out the top ten athletes who are now politicians is Republican Lynn Swann who is running for governor of Pennsylvania.
list ordered by

1
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Athletes in Politics
Bill Bradley age 75

2
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes in Politics
Kevin Johnson age 52

3
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes in Politics

4
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jesse Ventura

5
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Athletes in Politics
Dave Bing age 75

6
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Athletes in Politics

7
Chris Dudley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Athletes in Politics
Chris Dudley age 53

8
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jack Kemp Died at 74 (1935-2009)

9
Randy Bass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Athletes in Politics
Randy Bass age 64

10
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Athletes in Politics
Lynn Swann age 66

11
Terry Dehere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Athletes in Politics
Terry Dehere age 47

12
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Athletes in Politics

13
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jim Bunning age 87

14
Clint Didier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Athletes in Politics
Clint Didier age 59

What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?

15
Bob Mathias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Athletes in Politics
Bob Mathias Died at 76 (1930-2006)

16
Alan Autry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Athletes in Politics
Alan Autry age 66

17
Jon Runyan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jon Runyan age 45

18
Jim Ryun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jim Ryun age 71

19
Fob James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Athletes in Politics
Fob James age 84

20
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Athletes in Politics
Walter Johnson Died at 57 (1942-1999)

21
Bob St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Athletes in Politics
Bob St. Clair age 87

The Best Cheerleading Movies

22
Edward J. King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Athletes in Politics
Edward J. King Died at 81 (1925-2006)

23
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Athletes in Politics
Steve Largent age 64

24
Hank Lauricella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Athletes in Politics
Hank Lauricella Died at 84 (1930-2014)

25
J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Athletes in Politics
J.C. Watts age 61

26
Judy Martz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Athletes in Politics
Judy Martz age 75

27
Ralph Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Athletes in Politics
Ralph Metcalfe Died at 68 (1910-1978)

28
Nap Rucker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Athletes in Politics
Nap Rucker Died at 86 (1884-1970)

26 Professional Athletes Who Went Into Politics

29
Angie Paccione is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Athletes in Politics

30
Wendell Anderson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Athletes in Politics

31
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Athletes in Politics
Walter Johnson Died at 59 (1887-1946)

32
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Athletes in Politics
Byron White Died at 85 (1917-2002)

33
Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Athletes in Politics
Dwight F. Davis Died at 66 (1879-1945)

34
Greg Skrepenak is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Athletes in Politics
Greg Skrepenak age 48

35
Heath Shuler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Athletes in Politics
Heath Shuler age 47

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
Wilmer Mizell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Athletes in Politics
Wilmer Mizell Died at 69 (1930-1999)

37
John K. Tener is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Athletes in Politics
John K. Tener Died at 83 (1863-1946)

38
Ben Nighthorse Campbell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Athletes in Politics

39
Mo Udall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Athletes in Politics
Mo Udall Died at 76 (1922-1998)

40
Jim Schwantz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jim Schwantz age 48

41
Dwayne Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Athletes in Politics

42
Tom Gola is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Athletes in Politics
Tom Gola Died at 81 (1933-2014)

Famous Male Wrestlers

43
Gary Tuttle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Athletes in Politics
Gary Tuttle

44
Robert R. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Athletes in Politics

45
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Athletes in Politics
Alan Page age 73

46
Jay Riemersma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Athletes in Politics
Jay Riemersma age 45

47
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Athletes in Politics

48
Mike Kenn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Athletes in Politics
Mike Kenn age 62

49
Dave Albritton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Athletes in Politics
Dave Albritton Died at 81 (1913-1994)

50
Walker Ancker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Athletes in Politics
Walker Ancker