Moe Brown played wide receiver for the South Carolina Gamecocks under coach Steve Spurrier from 2006 to 2009.

Now, he’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina’s 5th district.

On Tuesday, he was officially declared the winner of the Democratic primary. His Twitter account announced the news in the tweet below:


In an interview with The State back in January, Brown explained why he decided to run for office:

“I’ve led teams my entire life,” Brown, 31, said in a statement. “Right now Washington needs leaders who can bring people together and start delivering real results for working families. We are more divided than we’ve ever been in my lifetime and Congress seems more interested in playing politics than solving problems.”

Brown will face Republican incumbent Ralph Norman, who has been in Congress since 2017.