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Ex-Michigan OT, first-round draft pick, joins Power Hour at North Grove Brewers

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Contrary to popular belief, Trezelle Jenkins’ nickname during his University of Michigan football days was not “house cat.”

“Tree” was a more fitting nickname for the mountain of a man, who during his playing days as an offensive tackle stood 6-foot-8 and about 320 pounds.

Jenkins was featured guest Thursday (Jan. 27, 2022) on the VanDyk Mortgage Power Hour along with co-hosts Scott DeCamp and Mike Taylor at North Grove Brewers in Montague.

Jenkins played at U-M from 1991 to 1994. He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round (31st overall) of the 1995 NFL draft. Jenkins played for the Chiefs 1995-97.

These days, he is a plant general manager at Howmet in Whitehall.

Jenkins, DeCamp and Taylor discuss Jenkins’ upbringing in Chicago, a lot about his time at U-M and life after football.

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Trezelle Jenkins, right, instructs Muskegon Catholic Central lineman Jaden Johnson during the Muskegon Big Red Offensive Line Camp on June 14, 2021, at Hackley Stadium in Muskegon, Mich.

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