And Garry Cobb thought professional football was a full-contact sport.
Wait until he gets a shot at a South Jersey Congressional race.
Cobb, former Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker, will announce on Monday his plans to run for an open seat in the US House of Representatives.
First reported in January by SaveJersey.com and verified Saturday by Philly.com, Cobb, who lives in Cherry Hill, will run as a Republican in a Democratic stronghold.
The current sports radio host on 94 WIP is hoping to represent the First House District in Camden County. The seat was vacated in February by Democrat Rob Andrews, who filled the position for more than 20 years.
And Cobb is in for a fight. His main opponent is New Jersey Senator Donald Norcross. Donald is the brother of South Jersey power broker George E. Norcross III, who is also majority owner of Interstate General Media, which owns the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.
This would be Cobb's first run for a public office.