By Will Yoder
December 13, 2011

ESPN college football analyst Craig James is planning to compete for the Republican nomination in Texas  in the upcoming U.S. Senate primary, Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News tweeted.

The 50-year-old native Texan launched "Texans for a Better America," a group designed at restoring American ideals. In January he had told reporters that he would potentially be interested in a change from broadcasting to politics.

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James previously played collegiately for SMU, and professionally for the New England Patriots, and the Washington Federals of the USFL. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1986.

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