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Brandon Fusco
G #63
Height:
6-4
Weight:
306
Age:
26
College:
Slippery Rock
Hometown:
Cranberry TwnSp., PA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2015 POST):

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1
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1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 53 50
2015 MIN 16 16
2014 MIN 3 3
2013 MIN 15 15
2012 MIN 16 16
2011 MIN 3 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @SF L 3-20
2 DET W 26-16
3 SD W 31-14
4 @DEN L 20-23
6 KC W 16-10
7 @DET W 28-19
8 @CHI W 23-20
9 STL W 21-18
10 @OAK W 30-14
11 GB L 13-30
12 @ATL W 20-10
13 SEA L 7-38
14 @ARI L 20-23
15 CHI W 38-17
16 NYG W 49-17
17 @GB W 20-13

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS           Career GP/GS                                     Playoffs GP/GS

16/16                               53/50                                                   2/2

• The highest-drafted player from Slippery Rock in school history and 1st to be invited to Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. 

• Transitioned for RG to LG for the 2015 campaign.

• Signed a contract extension with the Vikings on 9/6/14.

• Part of Vikings offensive line in 2012 that started all 16 games as a unit, paving the way for Adrian Peterson to earn NFL MVP honors and rush for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best performance in NFL history.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in safety and environmental management at SRU, earning degree in December 2010...Has a twin brother, Josh, who played rugby at Clarion University...High school honor roll student...Helped teach kids about outdoor activities and fishing at the annual Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest in 2013, sponsored by Minnesota Bound TV...High school teammates with Packers G/T Don Barclay at Seneca Valley High and remains close friends.

2015 GP/GS           Career GP/GS                                     Playoffs GP/GS

16/16                               53/50                                                   2/2

• The highest-drafted player from Slippery Rock in school history and 1st to be invited to Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. 

• Transitioned for RG to LG for the 2015 campaign.

• Signed a contract extension with the Vikings on 9/6/14.

• Part of Vikings offensive line in 2012 that started all 16 games as a unit, paving the way for Adrian Peterson to earn NFL MVP honors and rush for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best performance in NFL history.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in safety and environmental management at SRU, earning degree in December 2010...Has a twin brother, Josh, who played rugby at Clarion University...High school honor roll student...Helped teach kids about outdoor activities and fishing at the annual Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest in 2013, sponsored by Minnesota Bound TV...High school teammates with Packers G/T Don Barclay at Seneca Valley High and remains close friends.

PRO Transitioned from RG to LG during the 2015 offseason…A member of the Vikings offensive line that started all 16 regular season games and 1 playoff game intact…Signed a contract extension with the Vikings prior to the first game of the 2014 season...Started the first three games of the season before being placed on injured reserve...Started all 15 games he appeared in during 2013, missing only the game vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13) due to a knee injury...Helped the Vikings rush for an NFL-best 23 TDs during 2013...Started all 16 games and Wild Card playoff game in 2012 at RG...Only Division II player for the Vikings who is a full-time starter...Helped Peterson lead the NFL in rushing for the 2nd time in his career, the only Vikings player who has led the League in rushing...Saw time in 3 games during rookie season...Spent 13 weeks of his rookie season as an inactive player or did not play as he learned the NFL game...Became the 5th overall player and the highest-drafted player selected from Slippery Rock at #172 overall...Was the 1st SRU player to earn an invite to the Senior Bowl and to the Scouting Combine.

2015 Moved from RG to LG for the 2015 campaign… Helped pave the way for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to win his 3rd NFL Rushing Title, finishing with 1,485 yards…Was a member of the Minnesota offensive line that started all 16 games and 1 playoff game as a unit…Provided time for QB Teddy Bridgewater to surpass the 3,000 yard mark, the first Viking passer to do so since Brett Favre did so in 2009.

2014 Started the first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 3...Signed a contract extension just prior to the beginning of the season...Part of an offensive line unit that didn’t allow a sack in Week One, just one of five teams to do so...Aided the Vikings rushing attack as they went for 186 rushing yards on the day...Protected rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater in his first appearance, at New Orleans (9/21), before suffering an injury that sidelined him for the season.

2013 Made 15 starts during his 2nd season as a full-time starter at RG...Part of an offensive line that helped the Vikings finish 8th in the NFL in total rushing yards (2,081) and 1st in rushing TDs (23)...Helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson’s 79-yard TD run on the Vikings 1st offensive play of the season vs. Detroit (9/8)...Helped the team set a season-high 232 total rushing yards in a tie at Green Bay (11/24)...Blocked for Adrian Peterson’s season-best 211 rushing yards on a career-high 35 carries vs. Chicago (12/1)...In the final game of the season vs. Detroit (12/29) allowed Matt Asiata to rush for a career-high 115 yards on just 14 carries.

2012 Stepped into starting lineup at RG in his 2nd season...Part of Vikings offensive line that started all 16 games and the Wild Card playoff game as a unit...Started 1st career game in season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9)...Helped Peterson bounce back from severe knee injury to rush for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best single-season performance in NFL history, en route to earning NFL MVP honors...Peterson matched his own team record with 10 games of 100+ yards on the season.

2011 Saw action in 3 games in his rookie campaign...Made NFL debut vs. Green Bay (10/23), getting time at RG in place of injured Anthony Herrera...Helped Adrian Peterson rush for season-high 175 yards in Packers game...Played briefly at RG at Washington (12/24).

COLLEGE Ended collegiate career as one of the most decorated Slippery Rock players in school history....Was 1st player in SRU history to be invited to NFL Scouting Combine and play in the Senior Bowl...Named winner of the Gene Upshaw Award as the top offensive lineman in Division II as a senior and selected as Division II Rimington Award winner, honoring the top centers in college football...Earned All-America honors as a senior from AFCA, Daktronics and earned a spot on Associated Press Little All-America team honor non-Division I players...Named All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference - Western Division as a sophomore, junior and senior...Started all 44 games at Slippery Rock during his career...Named Offensive MVP as a junior...Moved from OT to C during spring practice of his redshirt freshman season...Redshirted in 2006.

PREP Did not play football until his senior season at Seneca Valley High in Harmony, PA...Standout OT during his 2 seasons...Named to All-WPIAL Class AAA-1 team as a senior and was honorable mention Quad North All-Star as a junior...High school teammate of Green Bay Packers lineman Don Barclay.