Is Runde Auto Group the Dealership of Choice for NFL Athletes?
One of Runde’s newest customers is Ricardo Matthews, who currently plays noseguard on the defensive line of the Indianapolis Colts. Ricardo purchased a new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s last week and was thoroughly pleased with everything. As you can imagine, with the NFL season in full swing, Ricardo didn’t have time to come all the way to Runde Auto Group in Manchester, IA to pick up his new SUV … so Runde’s delivered it right to his doorstep in Indianapolis.
You may recall that we’ve sold a couple of vehicles to Mardy Gilyard of the St. Louis Rams. Well it turns out that Ricardo and Mardy (both rookies in the NFL this year) were teammates last year at the University of Cincinnati. The two teammates still keep in touch and Mardy let Ricardo know where he could find a great deal on a new vehicle and door-to-door service on top of that.
Matthews attended high school in his home state of Florida where he was a multiple-sport athlete who reached the state track championships and was also a conference champion wrestler. He was an honor roll student at Cincinnati where he majored in criminal justice. He impressed NFL scouts enough to be drafted by the Colts in the 7th round of the 2010 draft last spring and his talent, work ethic, and perseverence have now helped to earn him a spot on the Colts’ defensive roster.
We’d like to thank Ricardo for purchasing his new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s and we wish him all the best in his first season with the Indianapolis Colts.