According to a report from The New York Times, the 2007 Heisman Trophy victor and two-time national champion will be a speaker at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.
There are war heroes, a casino magnate and even an underwear model in the lineup, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party's establishment to fill the speaking program for next week's Republican National Convention.
Despite Pence's absence on the roster, an address by an unnamed "nominee for vice president" is slotted for Wednesday night at the convention, the evening before nominee Trump's own address.
The former Heisman Trophy victor has not been overt with his political beliefs, but it has been reported previously that members of the Republican party have contacted him about potentially running for office in the state of Florida.
The stars of screen and song aren't necessarily going to appear on the DNC main stage - ABC News only got a list of some 170 Democratic side events around Philadelphia during the convention. Ted Cruz of Texas; Eric Trump; professional golfer Natalie Gulbis; and the nominee for vice president. Neither will former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight or boxing promoter Don King, a Cleveland resident and passionate Trump supporter. Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the book, "Lone Survivor", about a 2005 firefight in Afghanistan, will make an appearance, along with a Wisconsin sheriff, David Clarke, who is a vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Republican officials released a long-awaited list of convention speakers on Thursday that is billed as "non-conventional speakers" who emphasize "real world experience".
Notably absent from the speaker's list was Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a finalist to be Trump's vice president.
Two other vice-presidential finalists, Christie and former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) are listed on the program. The list was obtained by The Associated Press and other media outlets. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Chris Cox Senator Mitch McConnell Tiffany Trump Governor Chris Christie Donald J. Trump Jr.
"It will be substantive. It's not going to be a ho-hum lineup of, you know, the typical politicians", she said.