Julius Caesar (J.C) Watts, a conservative American and former football player, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994.
His victory represented the first time that a black Republican from a Southern state had won a seat in Congress since Reconstruction.
In 1994, the American public met a man whom Oklahomans and football fans had known for two decades--J.C. Watts, Jr. That year he was elected to represent Oklahoma's fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The race wasn't even close; he won a three-way competition with 52 percent of the vote.
As a star quarterback, Watts led the University of Oklahoma football team to consecutive conference championships and Orange Bowl victories.
Now, charismatic and well spoken, he has achieved a high profile in the political arena--some have called him among the GOP's greatest leaders in the twenty-first century.
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