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Brandon Fusco
G #63
Height:
6-4
Weight:
306
Age:
25
College:
Slippery Rock
Hometown:
Cranberry TwnSp., PA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

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3
GS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 37 34
2014 MIN 3 3
2013 MIN 15 15
2012 MIN 16 16
2011 MIN 3 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @STL W 34-6
2 NE L 7-30
3 @NO L 9-20

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (3/0), 2012 (16/16, 1/1). 2013 (15/15). Total- 34/31, 1/1.

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

• Part of Vikings o-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, sponsored by Minnesota Bound TV.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (3/0), 2012 (16/16, 1/1). 2013 (15/15). Total- 34/31, 1/1.

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

• Part of Vikings o-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, sponsored by Minnesota Bound TV.

PRO Started all 15 games he appeared in, missing only the game vs. Philadelphia (12/15) 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.

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 first offensive play of the seaosn 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