EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. McDonald's has served over a billion people, but the fast-food restaurant chain might have served Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Brandon Fusco for the final time.
An admitted fast-food connoisseur, Fusco gave up eating greasy cheeseburgers this offseason. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Fusco entered the NFL as an unfinished product, a sixth-round pick by Minnesota in 2011 out of Division II Slippery Rock. It wasn't just the mental transition for Fusco though. He knew his body needed work as well.
Fusco, with designs on winning the starting right guard spot on the Vikings' offensive line, changed his habits this offseason. He woke early and ate a good breakfast. He trained tirelessly. And, he cut out the fast-food diet. When he returned to Minnesota in April, Fusco had changed dramatically much stronger in the upper-body, leaner all over.
Practicing at right guard with the first string during organized team activities the past two weeks, Fusco has no...