Heisman candidate Amari Cooper gets vote for governor

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper's future in football is headed in the right direction very quickly. But if for some reason the NFL doesn't work out for the Crimson Tide's star junior, perhaps politics could be a fallback option.

Without spending a nickel on a campaign, he apparently picked up a vote for governor on Tuesday:

For now, the more realistic election for Cooper is that of the Heisman Trophy, which has about another month to go before ballots are counted. Right now, Cooper is something of a darkhorse, despite ranking No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards for a legitimate College Football Playoff contender. As of now, he ranks No. 9 in that race, according to College Football 24/7's weekly Heisman watch.

As for any gubernatorial aspirations, Cooper is a bit short of Alabama's 30-year-old age minimum for holding the office.

But in terms of in-state popularity, he's got that requirement covered.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter *@ChaseGoodbread*.

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