Brock Hoffman

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Undrafted:2022Career history
  • Cleveland Browns (2022)*
  • Dallas Cowboys (2022–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only Roster status:ActiveCareer NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:20
Games started:2
Player stats at PFR

Brock Hoffman (born July 2, 1999) is an American football center for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Coastal Carolina and Virginia Tech.[1][2][3][4]

Early years

Hoffman attended West Iredell High School. He transferred to Statesville High School after his freshman season. As a junior, he was named the starter at center and was an All-North Piedmont Conference selection.

As a senior, he received first-team 3A All-state, second-team American Family Insurance All-North Carolina (all divisions) and All-North Piedmont Conference honors.

College career

Hoffman committed to Georgia Southern University for 6 months, before accepting a football scholarship from Coastal Carolina University.

As a freshman, he started all 12 games at center, becoming the first true freshman to start at center and just the third true freshman to start along the offensive line school history. He received Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List recognition for having at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year.

As a sophomore, he started all 12 games at right guard and did not allow a sack. He contributed to the offense ranking fourth in the Sun Belt Conference with an average of 198.7 rushing yards per game. He received CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honors and Commissioner's List recognition for having at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2018-19 academic year.

In 2019, he transferred to Virginia Tech to be closer to his mother, who was having health issues after going through surgery to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor two years before. He was unable to participate in football after his appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility through the family hardship waiver was denied, even though his case became national news.[5][6]

As a junior, he started all 11 games at center. He contributed to the offense leading the ACC Conference with an average of 240.1 yards per game. He was selected as ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice after games against the University of Louisville and North Carolina State University. He received All-ACC Academic Team honors.

As a senior, he had 10 starts at center and one at left guard. He moved to right tackle against West Virginia University when starter Silas Dzansi left the game with an injury. He started at center against Boston College before leaving the game with an injury. He was a reserve against the University of Miami.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+12 in
(1.92 m)
302 lb
(137 kg)
33+14 in
(0.84 m)
10+58 in
(0.27 m)
5.29 s 1.78 s 3.08 s 4.62 s 7.75 s 28.0 in
(0.71 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
20 reps
All values from Pro Day[7][8]

Cleveland Browns

Hoffman was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns after the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30.[9][10] He was waived by the Browns on August 30, but was re–signed to the team's practice squad the following day.[11] He was released from the practice squad on November 7, 2022.

Dallas Cowboys

On November 16, 2022, Hoffman was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.[12] On December 29, 2022, he was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad. On January 21, 2023, he was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad, for the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

On January 23, 2023, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys.[13] He was waived on August 29, 2023 and re-signed to the practice squad.[14][15] He was elevated to the active roster during the first 3 weeks of the season. He started at center in place of Tyler Biadasz in the third game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed to the active roster on September 30.[16] He started at right guard in place of Zack Martin in the season finale against the Washington Commanders, with the NFC East division title on the line.


  1. ^ Wang, Gene (October 2, 2020). "Virginia Tech's Brock Hoffman off to blazing start after transfer ordeal". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  2. ^ Regan, J.J. (August 28, 2019). "Virginia Tech transfer Brock Hoffman loses bid for immediate eligibility despite mother's health issues". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  3. ^ Barber, Mike (October 6, 2020). "Thing of the past?". Statesville Record & Landmark. pp. B1–B2. Retrieved October 1, 2022 – via Open access icon
  4. ^ Meadows, Brian (February 26, 2019). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Hoffman leaving Coastal Carolina, joining Virginia Tech". Statesville Record & Landmark. Retrieved October 1, 2022. Closed access icon
  5. ^ "Waiver woes: NCAA decisions on transfers bring relief, angst". ESPN. AP. August 28, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  6. ^ Errigo, Michael (August 28, 2019). "College football player who transferred to be closer to ailing mom must sit out season". Washington Post. Retrieved July 16, 2024.
  7. ^ "2022 NFL Draft Scout Brock Hoffman College Football Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  8. ^ "Brock Hoffman 2022 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved April 8, 2023.
  9. ^ Niziolek, Mike (May 8, 2022). "Brock Hoffman makes peace with disappointing draft day tumble". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Niziolek, Mike (April 30, 2022). "Virginia Tech OL Brock Hoffman signing with the Cleveland Browns as a priority free agent". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  11. ^ Poisal, Anthony (August 30, 2022). "Browns announce initial 53-man roster heading into 2022 season".
  12. ^ Ochoa, RJ (November 15, 2022). "Dallas Cowboys roster moves: Antonio Callaway and Brock Hoffman added to practice squad". Blogging the Boys. SB Nation. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  13. ^ Ochoa, RJ (January 23, 2023). "Dallas Cowboys roster news: Team announces 5 players signed to Reserve/Futures contracts". Blogging the Boys. SB Nation. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  14. ^ Harris, Nick (August 29, 2023). "Cowboys announce 36 roster moves ahead of regular season".
  15. ^ Walker, Patrik (August 30, 2023). "Cowboys move two to IR, reveal 2023 practice squad".
  16. ^ "55-man roster, Week 4 elevations reveal Cowboys moves at LB, OL". Cowboys Wire. USA Today. September 30, 2023.

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