A car salesman from a dealership in northern Michigan could be making a big career change.
Trever Kruzel, 24, works at Fox Motors Negaunee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but he could be suiting up with the Detroit Lions if his three-day tryout with the NFL team this weekend goes well.
Kruzel played for Northern Michigan University’s football team. He started as a fullback, running back and tight end, and he was the long snapper. Then he moved to defensive side as an end and tackle.
“As a manager, you always love high school and college athletes because they’re dedicated and they see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Luke Hubbard, Kruzel’s boss and brand manager at Fox Motors Negaunee. “Especially here, employees go through a lot of training before they see the showroom floor … college athletes also work a long time before they see playing time.”
Fox Motors has two locations in Negaunee, Mich. -- one that carries Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram and another that carries Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. Kruzel works at the Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Fox Motors Negaunee, selling GMC trucks.
Hubbard said Kruzel is a great example of how athletes succeed at his dealership.
“Trever is extremely dedicated and he has a good thirst for knowledge,” he said.
Kruzel said his athletic background gave him the competitive edge he needed to succeed as a car salesman.
“I never thought about getting into the automotive business before I saw a job offering for a salesman at Fox,” he said. “It’s competitive and I love that.”
Hubbard said everyone at Fox Motors Negaunee is rooting for Kruzel.
“You never want to lose a good employee, but in this case we couldn’t be happier,” he said.
The Detroit Free Press reported about Kruzel on Wednesday.