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Remember tight end Jay Riemersma? If not, here's a brief history: played college ball at Michigan, plucked by the Bills in the 7th round of the 1996 draft, and parted ways with Buffalo after the 2002 season. He signed with the Steelers in 2003 and played two seasons in Pittsburgh, starting nine games and suiting up for 22 of 32 regular season contests. I guess you would say his best season with the Steelers would be 2003, when he had 10 catches for 138 yards and one TD. After tearing his achilles tendon during the '04 season, he would never play in an NFL game again.

These days, Riemersma is following in the footsteps of Steve Largent, Lynn Swann, and Heath Shuler as pro football players who ventured into politics, as he announced his intention to run for Congress in his native Michigan. He will be running for U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra's 2nd District seat in southwestern Michigan, as Hoekstra will be running for governor in 2010.

Former Steelers tight end running for Congress in Mich. [PG]

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