Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is known for her academic and studious nature. But, did you know that the former George W. Bush administration official is also a major football fan? While she’s discussed her penchant for the sport (particularly her love for the Cleveland Browns) in the past, she’s taken her devotion to new heights as a model in a new NFL apparel ad.

Condoleezza Rice Models in New NFL Ad Campaign Targeting Women

Photo Credit: NFL

CBS has more about her participation in the fascinating campaign (for a full list of those depicted in the ad, click here):

…Rice, sporting a Josh Cribbs jersey, appears in a new campaign for NFL apparel that targets women. [...]

The campaign also includes other celebrities representing other NFL teams. Tennis star Serena Williams claims the Dolphins as her own, and Melania Trump and Suzanne Johnson (wife of owner Woody Johnson) are decked out in Jets gear (oddly, neither is wearing No. 15. Blasphemy.)

Condoleezza Rice Models in New NFL Ad Campaign Targeting Women

Photo Credit: NFL

Rice announced her participation on Twitter, where she wrote, “Supporting the @NFL and showing my passion for the @OfficialBrowns! Can’t wait for the season to start!”

Condoleezza Rice Models in New NFL Ad Campaign Targeting Women

Just weeks ago, some were pondering whether Rice would be selected as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate. While that’s clearly not going to come to fruition, NFL fashion model is certainly an unexpected, yet fun-filled, turn.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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