Hancock has been a regular on the field for USC since his true freshman season. As a fullback, he doesn’t get too many touches, but he’s been a valuable performer. As a sophomore, Hancock caught 13 balls for 160 yards for two touchdowns, while missing five games with an ankle injury. He then missed the entire 2004 season with torn knee ligaments and a torn chest muscle. Hancock was back on the field in 2005, and ran for 13 yards on four carries, and hauled in nine passes for 102 yards.
Just looking at Hancock, you can tell there is something different about the guy. If football does not cut it for Hancock, he has a future in body building. He is a sculpted 235lbs. And is a load to bring down when carrying the ball, or locking onto a defender as a lead blocker. What makes Hancock special as a football player is his athleticism and receiving out of the backfield. He has the all around talent to succeed as a runner, receiver, and blocker in the NFL. His work ethic is second to none. He obviously puts in a lot of work on his body, and it has resulted in success on the field, along with being featured in many muscle magazines. As a student, he has maintained a 3.91 gpa during his four years at USC.
Hancock has a tendency to get dinged up. He’s missed time because of injuries to his knee, ankle, and chest. His best trait as a fullback is his ability to perform with the ball in his hands, but with all the talent at USC, he has not been able to fully utilize it on the field.
Brandon Hancock is a rare talent at fullback, and as long as he stays healthy, should draw a lot of attention as the draft approaches. He’s a player that could really emerge is a playmaker at the next level, because his on field talents are not fully utilized in the USC offense.