FOXBORO, MASS. (WHDH) - A former pizza chef is one of the newest members of the Patriots practice squad.

Sebastian Gutierrez, 24, who played Division II college football at Minot State University in North Dakota, was working at a pizza shop while also training for a career in NFL.

Now Gutierrez has traded in his apron for shoulder pads after he was signed by the Patriots this week to join the practice squad as an offensive lineman.

Gutierrez was originally signed by the Denver Broncos in May as an undrafted free agent, but was released by the team before the start of the season.

His second call from the NFL came after he was working at an Uncle Maddio’s Pizza in North Dakota while keeping in shape to make his NFL dream a reality.

Losson Leonard, who was Gutierrez’s manager at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, said that he thinks Gutierrez’s pizza-making days are over.

“I think once they let him in the door he’ll never come out,” Leonard said. “I think he’ll have a good career in the NFL.”

Gutierrez was signed by the Pats after OL Marcus Cannon was signed to the main roster.

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