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Charles Snowden discusses his post-college ambitions

Who would the sophomore linebacker’s running mate be if he ran for president?

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As is the case with many others who grow up in the Washington metro area, Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Charles Snowden considers himself more politically active than most.

The second-year from the D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Md. was the guest on Bronco Mendenhall’s radio show Tuesday night, and host Dave Koehn brought up the fact that previous players suggested that Snowden would be the most likely Cavalier to run for president one day. When asked why that is, Snowden said that that’s likely because of his outspoken nature on Twitter.

“I’m very politically active and aware on Twitter, and I carry that in the locker room as well. And so I think it’s kind of important to know what’s going on in the world, and that’s probably my biggest passion outside of football, just politics and what’s going on,” he said.

Mendenhall asked Snowden who he would want as a vice presidential candidate should he run for president one day. The answer? Wide receiver Terrell Jana.

After graduation, Snowden — who is taking a lot of courses in politics and African-American Studies — said he likely isn’t interested in running for office or working on Capitol Hill, but working in the D.C. political arena in some fashion. He credited his sister (“I’ll never admit it to her, but she’s a huge role model in my life.”) and a close friend from home, Victoria, for his passion in the subject, which began in high school and has escalated in recent years because of the political climate.

Snowden has started all seven games this year at strong-side linebacker, recording 42 tackles and 1.5 sacks along with a blocked field goal against the Indiana Hoosiers and an interception against the Louisville Cardinals.