CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Northwestern
University football star
Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
Harris was just elected to the Illinois Senate, but he's been getting
overwhelming support for his plan to run for the 2nd Congressional District
Harris is a Dixmoor native who was a first-round pick of the Oakland
Raiders in 2002 and played seven seasons in the NFL. He now owns two Beggars
Pizza franchises in the Chicago
Harris is joining what's expected to be a crowded field bidding to
replace Jackson, who resigned last week -- citing his ongoing treatment for
Harris praised Jackson
and says he'd like to continue the work he's done in Congress.