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Will Phil fit the bill?

Published 03/18/2012, INFORUM

FARGO - Eleven years in the NFL and an All-American career at North Dakota State will come in handy for Phil Hansen – if it becomes legal to bull rush a legislature and tackle the speaker of the house through a wall at the Minnesota state Capitol. At 6-foot-5 with an NFL frame, if politics came down to a physical tussle in the trenches, then Hansen is your man, District 4 voters. It isn’t, of course, and the big fella isn’t running for office because he’s a retired pro player with nothing to do.

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