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Posted: 11:15 AM- A former Brigham Young University and pro-football lineman has turned down a roster spot with the New York Jets to work for Eagle Mountain.

Ifo Pili learned of the Jets' offer in late August, just as he completed a summer city management internship with the booming Utah County city.

Right now, he is working as a full-time management analyst for Eagle Mountain.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pound nose tackle told The Salt Lake Tribune he was likely done with his NFL career during an interview for a profile story that appeared in July.

"Working for Eagle Mountain was a big part of the decision," Pili said in a news release. "It's a unique city to work for because of its growth. I can learn a lot here."

Pili said a position in his LDS Church ward and a desire to finish a master's degree in public administration at BYU also were factors in his choice.

A two-time all-conference nose tackle for BYU, Pili played for three teams during his NFL career: the Houston Texans, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.