Reed City's Kyle Crusan asserting himself as one of the area's top linemen

Coyotes senior hope to help team win another league title

Kyle Cruzan



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REED CITY – Kyle Crusan is a senior 6-foot-3, 300-pound center and nose tackle who plays both ways for the Reed City Coyotes and gives the defending Central State Activities Association Gold champions key contributions on both sides of the ball.

Crusan has started both ways for three seasons. He has been at center but when Reed City started practices on Aug. 8, Crusan indicated he could be playing on some other portion of the line.

“As long as I’m playing, I’m fine with it,” Crusan said. “I prefer center.”

Crusan put in a lot of work during the summer. He had 100 percent summer attendance for the fourth straight year.

“I’d say I’m pretty aggressive,” he said. “I sustain my block.”

Crusan is a tackle on defense. 

“I have a good set of moves for pass rushing,” he said. “I can sustain my gap when they’re running.”

Reed City opens the season on Thursday against Muskegon Orchard View at home. Crusan expects Tri County to be among the teams to have a strong line.

“Last year Cadillac was pretty good,” he said. “I don’t know how they are this year.”

The Coyotes won another league title last year and advanced to a district title.

“I think we have the potential to go father this year than we did last year,” Crusan said. “We have the drive to go farther this year.”

Crusan is considering trying basketball this season. He hasn’t played since the eighth grade. He also runs track.


Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite subject in school: Lifting

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park

Favorite musician: Luke Holmes

Favorite activity outside of sports: Hunting and fishing