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# - Brandon Fusco

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 306
College: Slippery Rock
Exp: 8th

Player Information

Brandon M. Fusco was born on July 26, 1988 in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA before enrolling at Slippery Rock University. As a redshirt freshman, he started all 11 games at center. As a sophomore, he once again started all 11 games and earned the first of three consecutive first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western honors. He continued to start every game at center in both his junior and senior seasons, logging 11 starts each season. He also added a lone reception for nine yards as a senior. That year he also was the recipient of the Upshaw Award (best lineman) and Division II Rimington Award (best center), as well as being named a first-team Little All-American by the Associated Press. He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS
2011 MIN 3 0
2012 MIN 16 16
2013 MIN 15 15
2014 MIN 3 3
2015 MIN 16 16
2016 MIN 14 14
2017 SF 16 16
TOTALS 83 80


Signed by Minnesota Vikings on July 31, 2011 ... Re-signed by Vikings to a contract extension on September 6, 2014 ... Placed on injured reserve by Vikings with a torn pectoral on September 24, 2014 ... Cut by Vikings on February 10, 2017 ... Signed by San Francisco 49ers on May 2, 2017 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on March 14, 2018.

Contract details

2018: Signed a three-year contract with the Falcons worth $12.75 million. His deal includes $4.5 million in guaranteed money, including his $2.25 million signing bonus and his 2018 base salary. His deal includes an additional $1 million of his 2019 salary that is guaranteed for injury at signing but becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the roster on the fifth day of the 2019 league year. He also will receive per-game active roster bonuses of $6,250 in 2019 and $9,375 in 2020 totaling $100,000 and $150,000, respectively, should he appear in all 16 games. His base salaries are: $2.25 million (2018) and $4 million (2019 and 2020). His cap hits are: $3 million (2018), $4.85 million (2019); and $4.9 million (2020).

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