Former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter may run for Congress.
One of the most popular players in the franchise's history, Minter recently returned from a two-day visit to Washington, where he surveyed the political scene.
The registered Republican told a reporter he may challenge first-term Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell, a former schoolteacher. First, he plans to check with his family and his pastor.
"My thing right now is trying to find the best way I can help people achieve what they need to achieve," he said. "This is just another option that was thrown on the table for me to look at."
Minter is currently involved in several religious and charitable activities and will play the lead role in the upcoming movie, "Sins of Ashe County." (AP)