American Football Database
American Football Database


Mao Tosi
No. 78     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-12-12) December 12, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth: Manu'a, American Samoa
Career information
College: University of Idaho
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Debuted in 2000 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2001 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Tackles     59
Sacks     1
Interceptions     0
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Mao Tosi (born December 12, 1976 in Maun'a, American Samoa) is one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40 and is the only Samoan ever to be named Alaska’s Basketball Player of the Year. Tosi received a basketball scholarship to Butler Community College in 1995–1997, where they were ranked #1 in the country, during the 1996/97 season, AND finished 3rd in the NJCAA Tourney during the 1995/96 season. Tosi then received a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Idaho, where he excelled as a duel sport athlete, playing basketball and football for the Vandals. After two years of football for the Vandals, Tosi received many accolades including: East West Shrine Bowl and College Senior Bowl. Tosi was drafted in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals, where he started 10 of 16 games and led the defensive line in tackles, as a rookie. Tosi was injured in his 3rd season and moved back to Alaska to raise his young family. In 2006, Tosi found his calling and began to work with at-risk youth in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. Mao Tosi created non-profit organization called Alaska PRIDE Youth Programs.[citation needed]