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Former NFL Player Considers Run For Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska

07/25/2013 01:18 am 01:18:44 | Updated Sep 23, 2013

Standing 6-foot-6 six and weighing nearly 300 pounds, Mao Tosi is hard to miss, even in a crowd. The former NFL defensive end is perhaps one of the city's most active and vocal advocates for kids whose plights would otherwise go largely unheralded. And soon, Tosi may be testing his popularity and prominence among older residents in Anchorage's sometimes-turbulent political waters.

Tosi is considering a run for municipal office, and has his sights set on the top job -- though it's too early to file yet.

In 2005, he started a non-profit, AK Pride, dedicated to helping local children find productive ways to spend their time and avoid the pitfalls of gangs, drugs, and persistent poverty. He formed ...